Woman Who Went Viral For Violating Home Quarantine Has Tested Positive For COVID-19
A woman in Perak who went viral for disobeying the government's home quarantine order has tested positive for COVID-19
According to Sinar Harian, the woman, a person under surveillance (PUS) for COVID-19, is currently receiving treatment at the Raja Permaisuri Bainun Hospital.
Photos of her eating at a restaurant in Perak while supposedly forbidden from being in public for a 14-day period has recently made the rounds on social media, thus urging the authorities to identify her.
The 72-year-old woman initially tested negative for the coronavirus disease when she arrived in Malaysia on 4 July.
However, a second test 13 days later revealed that she was infected with COVID-19.
An unnamed source told Sinar Harian that the woman visited the restaurant on Monday, 6 July.
They said, "She was having breakfast with her family in Perak. She and her son were admitted to the hospital on 17 July after both tested positive."
"Based on details provided by the health authorities, the virus volume is low, and therefore, the risk of infection is low too," the source added.
Ipoh district police chief A Asmadi Abdul Aziz has since confirmed the matter and noted that an investigation is being carried out by the Ministry of Health (MOH).
Meanwhile, the restaurant which the woman visited has been thoroughly disinfected
The Home Surveillance Order falls under the Prevention and Control of Infectious Diseases Act 1988 (Act 342):