Man surrenders to cops for breaking quarantine order


  • Nation
  • Tuesday, 26 May 2020

SIBU: A 27-year-old construction site supervisor surrendered himself to the Sibu Jaya police station after violating the quarantine order at his house and going out to enjoy a plate of noodles.

The case has been referred to the Health Ministry for further action, said Sibu district police chief ACP Stanley Jonathan Ringgit.

The actions of the man, who lives at the Taman Bandar Sibu Jaya People’s Housing Project, in defying the 14-day quarantine order on Monday became public knowledge after he posted a photograph of himself enjoying noodles at a coffee shop.

A Facebook friend questioned how he managed to leave the house, and the man said he had removed the plastic QR wristband by pulling it until it came loose.

ACP Stanley said the act was slammed by netizens and the man later surrendered himself at the police station after the post went viral.

The man arrived here on May 17 from Kuala Lumpur, where he was ordered by the ministry to be placed under quarantine for Covid-19 at a hotel for a day before continuing it in his home until May 30. — Bernama

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