3 People Fined RM700 Each For Violating 2‐Person Car SOP

They are required to serve 14 days in jail if they fail to pay the fine.

Cover image via AP/South China Morning Post

Three people were recently fined RM700 each for travelling in one car despite the Conditional Movement Control Order (CMCO) rule

CMCO standard operating procedures (SOPs) implemented last month state that only two people are allowed per car when leaving home for groceries or to get other essentials.

Bernama reported that the individuals, two Myanmar nationals and one Bangladeshi, were fined by the Magistrate Court yesterday, 3 November.

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Image via Bernama/New Straits Times

If they fail to pay the fine, they are required to serve 14 days in jail

According to the report, the individuals were stopped at a roadblock on Jalan Sentul on 20 October.

They pleaded guilty according to Regulation 10 of the Infectious Disease Prevention and Control Regulations (Measures within the Local Area of ​​Infection No 8) 2020.

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Yesterday, 3 November, Malaysia recorded 1,054 new COVID-19 cases as well as 12 deaths. It is the most number of COVID-19 deaths within 24 hours in the country.

New Straits Times reported that this brings the total number of people infected in Malaysia to 34,393, including 10,135 active cases.

Meanwhile, 875 patients have recovered and been discharged from hospitals, bringing the total number of recoveries to 23,995.

Health director-general Tan Sri Dr Noor Hisham Abdullah said that 94 people are still in intensive care. Out of that number, 32 require ventilator support.

With the spike in COVID-19 cases, more areas are now under the CMCO rule, including Nilai:

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