Man under quarantine fined RM1,000 for eating out

Those undergoing home quarantine are barred from public activities such as eating out.

LUMUT: A 51-year-old man was slapped with a RM1,000 fine for violating the home quarantine order by eating out at a restaurant in Kampung Jering, Ayer Tawar, here yesterday.

Manjung district police chief Nor Omar Sappi said the man was placed under the 14-day mandatory quarantine upon his return from Singapore.

“A check on his wristband found that his quarantine order began on July 18 and will end only on Aug 1,” he told Bernama when contacted here today.

Defying the quarantine order is an offence under Regulation 10 of the Prevention and Control of Infectious Diseases (Measures within the Infected Local Areas) Regulations 2020.

Nor Omar urged the public to notify the police if they came across any individuals wearing the pink wristband in public.

“The police will take stern action on those who violate the home quarantine order,” he said.