Johor polls: Woman with Covid-19 issued RM1,000 compound notice for turning up to vote

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  • Saturday, 12 Mar 2022

PETALING JAYA: Johor Health Department officers issued a RM1,000 compound notice to a woman for turning up at a polling centre in Larkin despite not having finished her quarantine after testing positive for Covid-19.

Johor Health director Datuk Dr Aman Rabu said initial investigations found that the woman was positive for Covid-19 in Category 2.

He said the compound notice was issued to the woman at about 11.45am Saturday (March 12) by a Johor Health Department enforcement officer for being present at a polling centre despite being Covid-19 positive.

"The department is committed to monitoring compliance with the standard operation procedures of the Johor state election. We would like to remind that individuals who are positive for Covid-19 are prohibited from leaving their isolation premises to vote,” he said in a statement Saturday.

Dr Aman also said failure to comply with the order is liable to be compounded under Regulation 16 of the Prevention and Control of Infectious Diseases (Measures within Infected Local Areas) (Movement Control) Regulations 2021.

Dewan Kampung Melayu is among the polling centres for the Larkin state constituency. - Bernama

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