COVID-19: Individual in index case of Sivagangga jailed 5 months fined RM12, 000

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PUTRAJAYA AUG 13: The individual who was involved in the index case of Sivagangga cluster and not complying with the home quarantine order had been sentenced to jail for five months and a fine of RM12, 000 by the Alor Setar Magistrate Court.

Security and Senior Minister, Datuk Seri Ismail Sabri Yaakob said, the Police had taken action on the individual and the court had sentenced him to jail and fine for not complying with the monitoring and observation of the home quarantine order.

“The police had taken actions on 270 individuals who had not complied with the home quarantine order from July 27 until Aug.12,” said Ismail responding to a question of the non-compliance cases.

Ismail said the Ministry of Health (MOH) Officers and the Royal Police Malaysia (RPM) had made 1,367 spot checks yesterday to ensure those involved complied with the standard operating procedure (SOP) set by the government.

He added the Police had taken action on two individuals who had not complied with the SOP.

Ismail also mentioned that the foreigners who are allowed to enter Malaysia will have to pay the quarantine charge and the COVID-19 screen test fee at the International Entrance to Malaysia.

“Any foreigner who fails to do that will be taken action “Not to land” enforced by the Malaysian Immigration Department,” said Ismail.

The government is taking seriously on incidents of not complying with the SOP for home quarantine that had caused the transmissions of COVID-19 to the family members and the community around.

In another development, Ismail said the RPM had detained 184 individuals for not complying with the Recovery Movement Control Order (RMCO), and from that 49 individuals had been remanded and 135 were compounded.

He said, amongst the non-compliances committed include activities in the pubs/night clubs (44); activities involving many people where social distancing is difficult to adhere (54); any activities not complying with SOP (64); not adhering to home quarantine SOP (2); not wearing a mask (17); premises operating beyond the permitted time (1) and fail to pay quarantine costs (2).

Ismail added the task force team will increase their inspection scopes and will take action on-premises’ owners and members of the public that fail to comply with the SOP of RMCO. –Malaysia World News

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