17 foreigners have been slapped with a RM1,000 fine each for violating the Home Surveillance Order (HSO) after they were found shopping at a hypermarket in Labuan, Sabah
The Labuan Health Department director Dr Ismuni Bohari said a report on the violation was received while they were still buying food items at the hypermarket
"We immediately conducted an investigation and found them to have breached the HSO by patronising a business and public premise while under quarantine," he said, as reported by Malay Mail.
"All of them were undergoing the 12th day of their quarantine at several gazetted hotels on the island and were scheduled to undergo a second COVID-19 test the following day."
The violators were compounded under Regulation 7(1) of the Prevention and Control of Infectious Diseases Regulations 2020
They paid their fines of RM1,000 each on Wednesday, 22 July.
Dr Ismuni advised the public, especially those undergoing quarantine, not to remove the COVID-19 home quarantine wristband and to fully comply with government orders as the pandemic was far from over.
Previously, the authorities were looking for a total of 63 individuals who were seen wearing the COVID-19 quarantine tag in public: