Hong Kong police chief: over one tenth officers infected by Covid-19; more than 32,000 civil servants

Hong Kong’s leader said that more than 32,000 government employees have contracted Covid-19 during the fifth wave, while over 10 per cent of officers have been infected, according to the police chief.

Police enforcing anti-epidemic regulations. File photo: GovHK.

Raymond Siu, the commissioner of Hong Kong Police Force, told China News Service on Sunday that more than one tenth of his colleagues were infected by Covid-19 “at the peak of the fifth-wave outbreak.”

Siu said it is “absolutely a major challenge” for them to uphold law and order under such conditions and that they had reallocated staff from supporting positions to the frontline, including officers responsible for training and those in the Complaints Against Police Office. He said students in the Hong Kong Police College might be deployed in the future.

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