Covid-19: Perak Health Dept probing viral message of woman with hospital tag eating in shop


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  • Monday, 20 Jul 2020

IPOH: The state Health Department will investigate a viral message claiming that a patient-under-surveillance (PUS) for Covid-19 was seen having a meal at a shop near here.

State health director Datuk Dr Ding Lay Ming said it had been notified over the matter, adding that checks are underway to determine if indeed anyone has failed to adhere to the home surveillance order.

“The department has immediately taken action to investigate the complaint.

“If indeed we find that the viral message is true, then necessary legal action will be taken against the culprit,” she said.

The photograph of a woman wearing a pink tag on her wrist - which looks like the one from a hospital - and seen enjoying her meal has gone viral.

The viral message stated that woman, who is from Meru Heights, was having her meal at Bandar Meru Raya not far away from her house.
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