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.