Elderly man fined RM5,000 for breaking home quarantine

KUANTAN: An elderly man in Raub has been fined thousands of ringgit for breaking quarantine while two others were similarly penalised for failing to comply with Covid-19 standard operating procedures.

Raub OCPD Supt Kama Azural Mohamed said the first man, who was supposed to be under quarantine at home, was out and about even though he was wearing the pink wristband.

"The excuse given was that it was too hot at home and he wanted to go for a walk.

"Such an excuse is highly unreasonable and can cause the spread of Covid-19 to the general public if he is found to be positive," Supt Kama Azural said in a statement on Wednesday (May 5).

He said the 73-year-old was fined RM5,000 for failing to quarantine at home.

The other two men, aged 52 and 69, were fined RM2,000 for gathering and dining at a premise in a movement control order area without a reasonable excuse.

The whole district of Raub had been placed under the conditional movement control order until May 13 due to a surge in Covid-19 cases.

Meanwhile, the MCO had been enforced in the adjoining sub-districts of Mukim Tras and Mukim Gali for the same duration.

Article type: metered
User Type: anonymous web
User Status:
Campaign ID: 46
Cxense type: free
User access status: 3

mco , quarantine , SOP , violation , Fined , Compound , Police


Next In Nation

Covid-19: 15 new clusters recorded, 11 involve workplaces
Covid-19: 39-member team brave strong currents to vaccinate villagers in Kelantan
Covid-19: Cops issue 748 compound notices, arrest 32 on Saturday (June 12)
Tengku Zafrul: BRP appeal period to start on Tuesday (June 15)
Covid-19: Spike in cases due to increased testing, says Negri health chief
Covid-19: Sarawak reports 544 new cases, five deaths
Sabah government tightens the reins on statutory bodies and GLCs to curb power abuse
Serious efforts undertaken to preserve Tasik Chini, says Pahang Forestry Dept
Sabah NGO gets marine conservation cryptocurrency as funding from US company for turtle hatchery, beach cleanup initiative
Covid-19: Taxi, e-hailing drivers to be extra careful, follow strict SOPs

Stories You'll Enjoy