Be aware of people around you! As reported by NST, MOH is struggling with identifying and contacting the COVID-19 positive patients due to false contact information provided.
Bintulu MP, Datuk Seri Tiong King Sing said that the individuals are tested positive for Covid-19 at the Bintulu Hospital, Sarawak between 12 and 21 April. He urges them to to seek treatment at Bintulu Hospital within 24 hours.
Examples of false information provided were contact details and residential addresses, which are essential to trace an individual’s location. Due to that, the hospital staff members were unable to contact them for treatment and quarantine purposes.
“All those involved have 24 hours to come to the Bintulu Hospital Emergency Department to be treated and quarantined,” he told NST.
Tiong said that individuals who fail to admit themselves will result in the police conducting a thorough search, arresting them and bringing them to court.
Responding to this unfortunate event, Tiong said that individuals who provide false contact information that could mislead the authorities will face legal action. He added these individuals should be aware that Covid-19 infects not only their family members, but the entire community.
He added that such irresponsible behaviour by these individuals is making it difficult for the Bintulu Disaster Management Committee to monitor the spread of the virus in the communities.
“At the same time, I request the help of the public, especially the family members of these individuals to advise them and report to the Bintulu Hospital Emergency Department to enable further action to be taken.”
With that being said, the incident had already happened and we are only able to protect ourselves now. The phrase goes, stay home and stay safe.