Group of 20 fined shortly after midnight

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  • Sunday, 02 Aug 2020

BUTTERWORTH: It was less than two hours after midnight – when the law on wearing masks came into force – but 20 individuals had already been hauled up by the police.

The individuals, all in their 20s, had been gathering at a Rest and Service Area (R&R) in Bagan Ajam when police arrested them at 1.50am.

North Seberang Prai OCPD Asst Comm Noorzainy Mohd Noor said the 20 were caught gathering without wearing masks and not observing social distancing.

“They were all issued with a RM1,000 compound for failing to observe social distancing and for not wearing masks under Rule 10 of the Prevention and Control of Infectious Diseases (Measures within the Infected Local Areas) Regulations. From now on, we will not compromise, ” she said.

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