About 130 of Hong Kong’s frontline riot police officers will be sent to quarantine camp after two of their colleagues were confirmed to be infected with the coronavirus, a police source told AFP late Saturday.

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A 46-year-old sergeant, stationed in the city’s Kowloon West region, was confirmed to be infected early on the same day. He was deployed in a crowd control operation during a protest on Tuesday.

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Another officer, 31, from the same police tactical unit was also infected to COVID-19 last Sunday after going to a bar, which was linked to a cluster infection. 

Photo: Benjamin Yuen/United Social Press.

A police source said that the shared facilities in the regional police base are believed to be the source of infection. 

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After investigation, the city’s health department decided to send around 130 male officers, who had possibly used the barracks toilet, to quarantine camp for 14 days, according to the source.

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“Regarding testing for COVID-19, all officers are highly recommended to receive a test at hospital, government hospital or private doctor at their nearby home,” the source added.

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On Saturday, the number of cases in the city has increased to 862, among which four have died.

Photo: Joshua Kwan/United Social Press.

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