Covid-19: Teen slapped with RM5,000 compound notice for removing home quarantine tag

IPOH: A teenager in Kamunting was slapped with a RM5,000 compound notice for removing her Covid-19 home quarantine wrist tag.

Taiping OCPD Asst Comm Osman Mamat said a video of the act was uploaded on Tik Tok by the 17-year-old and had gone viral.

"We came across the 31-second video that showed the girl removing the red-coloured tag without permission from the Health Ministry on Monday (Aug 2).

"She cut the tag because she wanted to go out," he said, adding that the girl had taken a swab test on July 31 and was on a home-quarantine order while waiting for her results.

"The girl had stopped by a friend's house.

"We tracked her location and issued her the compound notice," he said in a statement on Tuesday (Aug 3).

ACP Osman said the amount of the compound was based on the magnitude of the offence.

"She had disobeyed the instruction of the Health director-general to undergo monitoring and observation.

"We would like to advise the people to adhere to the standard operating procedures to combat Covid-19," he said.

"Any individuals found to purposely disobey the law will face action," he added.

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