Senior citizen lodges police report over social media post claiming he violated Covid-19 quarantine

MELAKA: A 69-year-old grandfather has lodged a police report against a social media user for allegedly accusing him of violating a Covid-19 quarantine order.

Alor Gajah OCPD Supt Arshad Abu said the man was photographed by a stranger while he was filling fuel at a petrol kiosk at Masjid Tanah in Alor Gajah at about 10am on Saturday (Jan 23).

"The man was accused of wearing a pink wristband and violating the Covid-19 health protocol by the person who uploaded the picture on social media.

"This made him angry as he was actually on his way to Alor Gajah Hospital to remove the wristband after being under quarantine since Jan 13," Supt Arshad said.

He said that the man was travelling to Alor Gajah Hospital together with his wife and daughter when the photo was taken.

He lodged a police report at 1pm on Sunday (Jan 24) at Masjid Tanah police station to deny the allegations in the post.

Supt Arshad said the man was shown the Facebook post by his son while he was at his house in Pengkalan Balak on Sunday morning.

He added the man had explained the details on why he had to stop at the petrol kiosk before having the wristband removed.

"The police will also record the statement of the Facebook user," he added.

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