Woman with pink wristband to be charged

IPOH: The 72-year-old woman with the pink patient under surveillance (PUS) for Covid-19 wristband, who was photographed dining out in an eatery in Meru Raya last month, is expected to be charged today.

In an alert notice sent out by the Perak Health Department Inspectorate and Legal Branch to the media yesterday, the woman is set to be charged for defying the Home Surveillance Order at the Magistrate’s Court here.

She is expected to be charged under Section 22(b) of the Prevention and Control of Infectious Diseases Act, which carries a punishment under Section 24(a) of the same act.

If found guilty, she could face a jail term of not more than two years or a fine, or both, upon conviction.

It was reported that the woman had been ordered to undergo home quarantine for 14 days after returning from abroad on July 4.

She first tested negative but was required to wear the PUS wristband.

She then had breakfast at a cafe with her family who returned from Selangor on July 6.

She was later tested positive after 13 days and sent to the Raja Permaisuri Bainun Hospital for treatment.

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