Man fined RM3,000 for leaving EMCO zone in Pekan


KUANTAN: A man has been fined for jumping the barrier of an area in Pekan that has been placed under the enhanced movement control order.

Pekan OCPD Supt Mohd Razli Mohd Yusof said a Covid-19 monitoring team at the Taman Mentiga Jaya roadblock was informed by a member of staff that a man had disobeyed the order prohibiting entering and exiting an enhanced MCO area without police permission.

Supt Mohd Razli said the 18-year-old, who is unemployed, left the Taman Mentiga Jaya enhanced MCO area by jumping over the barrier and barbed wire before heading to the Dato Shahbandar housing area in the 9.40pm incident on Saturday (April 10).

He was thus fined RM3,000 for the offence.

Supt Mohd Razli reminded residents in areas under an enhanced MCO to always observe the standard operating procedures in order to break the Covid-19 chain.

Senior Minister (Security) Datuk Seri Ismail Sabri Yaakob recently announced that five areas in Pekan would be placed under enhanced MCO from April 9 until April 22.

On Thursday (April 8), he said the Health Ministry had conducted 495 screenings to date and 67 Covid-19 positive cases were recorded in connection with the Teknologi Peramu Jaya Cluster there.

Taman Mentiga Jaya, Taman Perdana, Perkampungan Peramu Jaya 3, Taman Sepekan Makmur and Kampung Pulau Serai were the affected areas.

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