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Two Men under Home Quarantine nabbed for being out on the Streets to buy Food

Yesterday (21 August), 2 men were arrested by the police for breaking their Home Quarantine order and went on the streets to buy food in Taman Sierra Perdana, Masai.

According to Harian Metro, Seri Alam District Police Chief, Superintendent Mohd Sohaimi Ishak said they were being alerted of the incident by the viral video on TikTok, showing the men being caught leaving their house with pink bracelets on.

“Preliminary investigation found that the men were supposed to undergo self-quarantine but instead went out to buy food at a nearby shop.”

“The suspects, aged 23 and 46, were close contacts of a Covid-19 patient and were ordered to undergo quarantine starting on August 14.” he said.

Sohaimi added that the incident took place on 18 August at 8 p.m. too.

Meanwhile, the case will be investigated under Section 22 (b) of the Prevention and Control of Infectious Diseases Act 1988 (Act 342) and Section 269 of the Penal Code.

He said that the offenders could face a compound of RM5,000 under Section 22 (b) of the Prevention and Control of Infectious Diseases Act, while a maximum jail term of 6 months or a fine or both under Section 269 of the Penal Code.

As of now, both the men will be ordered to complete their home quarantine and they will be called in to assist in the investigation.

He also reminded the member of public to comply with the SOPs imposed by the government to curb the spread of Covid-19 within the state.

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