KUALA LUMPUR: The Bukit Aman mosque at the federal police headquarters here was closed yesterday after three people, including a police assistant director, tested positive for Covid-19.
At least a dozen others, including officials of the mosque and police personnel who came in close contact with the three people, have been ordered to quarantine themselves pending test results for the virus.
It is learnt that a police corporal, who is a bilal at the mosque, and the driver of a police assistant director had high fever last Friday and sought medical treatment before they tested positive for the virus.
The police assistant director underwent screening after coming in close contact with the corporal and was found to be infected with the coronavirus.
The corporal is believed to have contracted the virus from his father, who is also a bilal of a mosque in Cheras.
Last week, two students of a religious school, who went to the Bukit Aman mosque, had also tested positive for Covid-19.
The Kuala Lumpur health department is carrying out checks at the premises to ensure it is clear of the virus.
Federal police management department deputy director DCP Datuk Mat Kasim Karim told theSun yesterday that the mosque will be closed until tomorrow for cleaning and sanitisation.
He said following the cases, swift action was taken to halt further spread of the virus.