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Police arrest man for breaching Covid-19 quarantine order

08 Aug 2020 / 19:06 H.

GEORGE TOWN: The police have arrested a man who defied a Covid-19 home-quarantine order and attended an exhibition at the Setia SPICE Convention Centre in Bayan Baru, near here yesterday.

South West District Police chief Supt A. A. Anbalagan said today the 42-year-old man, who lives in Bandar Baru Ayer Itam here, was arrested at 5.45pm after a booth operator informed an auxiliary policeman upon noticing the quarantine wristband.

“The man realised that the booth operator had noticed the wristband and had wanted to make a quick exit but the policeman caught him and brought him to the Bayan Baru Police Station,” he said in a statement.

Upon questioning, the man revealed that he works as a technician in a factory in Kulim and that he had tested negative for Covid-19 on the first screening and was subjected to a 14-day home quarantine and had to report for the follow-up screening on Monday.

Anbalagan said the man was issued with a compound fine of RM1,000.

He advised the people to report to the police if they come across anyone wearing a quarantine wristband loitering in public. - Bernama

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