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252 police officers infected so far, over 1,500 others in quarantine


As many as 252 police officers have been infected with Covid-19 so far, Royal Thai Police deputy spokesperson Pol Colonel Sirikul Kritphittayaboon confirmed on Wednesday.

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“Nationwide, 177 police officers have been hospitalised after contracting the virus, while 75 have been discharged,” she said.

“The bureaus that reported the most infections were the Metropolitan Police (71 officers), followed by Region 5 Provincial Police (23) and Central Investigation (20).”

Pol Colonel Sirikul Kritphittayaboon

Additionally, 1,561 officers are in quarantine as they had come into close contact with fellow officers who were infected.

“Police have been employing the work-from-home practice when applicable as suggested by Prime Minister Gen Prayut Chan-o-cha, who has urged all government agencies to work and hold meetings online until April 30 in a bid to keep Covid-19 from spreading further,” Sirikul said.

She suggested police officers, their family members and the general public monitor their mental health in the present situation to avoid becoming depressed.

“If you experience depression, visit the Depress We Care Facebook page or call Mental Health Hotline 1323 or 081-932-0000 for free consultation, which is available 24/7,” she added.

Published : April 14, 2021

By : THE NATION