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Rawang Man With Home Quarantine Wristband Arrested While Eating In Public

The man had been ordered home quarantine from yesterday after a COVID-19 screening at klia2 and his results are still pending.

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A man was recently detained for flouting quarantine while dining at a restaurant in Bandar Tasik Puteri, Rawang

He was seen eating in public while wearing a pink wristband issued by the Ministry of Health for those ordered to undergo the Home Surveillance Order (HSO), as reported by The Star.

The authorities nabbed him around 7.30pm yesterday, 4 October, following complaints lodged by the public.

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Checks revealed that the man had been instructed by the Ministry of Health to undergo home quarantine from yesterday until 16 October

Gombak district police chief ACP Arifai Tarawe told The Edge Markets, "The man had been ordered home quarantine (sic) from yesterday after a COVID-19 screening at klia2 and his results are still pending."

He also added that the man will be remanded today at a special room at the Gombak police headquarters.

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Arifai emphasised that police would not hesitate to take strict action against those who violate the HSO

He told New Straits Times that the man's non-compliance with the quarantine order clearly triggered uneasiness among the community.

"We urge the public to comply with quarantine orders as directed by health authorities to ensure their own safety and the safety of their families and others," he said.

The case is being investigated under Section 269 of the Penal Code, Section 22(b) of the Prevention and Control of Infectious Diseases Act 1988, and Regulation 11 of the Prevention and Control of Infectious Diseases (Measures Within the Local Infected Areas) Regulations 2020.

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