“Although almost 5 months have passed since the onset of the coronavirus pandemic in Romania, the Ministry of Internal Affairs still hides the number of employees who are infected with the new coronavirus, although most police officers are in the front line and their risk of infection is imminent .
Considering our request sent to the institution regarding the number of infected employees, on 26.07.2020, the Ministry of Interior presents the following situation:
– total number of MIA employees for whom self-isolation / quarantine was imposed: 6730;
– the total number of MIA employees confirmed with COVID-19 virus is 932;
– the total number of employees of the Ministry of Interior declared cured 539 ”, it is shown in the Europol communiqué.
In just one month, the number of infected MIA employees has doubled, the statement said.
“Practically, if at the end of June there were a little over 500 infected MIA employees, a month away, their number almost doubled, currently exceeding 1000 confirmed cases.
Given that the police are in the forefront during this period, it was natural for the Ministry of Internal Affairs to present the confirmed cases at regular intervals, but the institution was reluctant to make this information public.
Figures with infected / quarantined or isolated MIA employees clearly show that the risks to which they are subjected in the exercise of their duties are immeasurable. The number of MIA employees infected with SARS-CoV-2 in the front line is increasing significantly from day to day due to the specific missions they carry out, either on the street or at the country’s borders “, transmits the Europol union.
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