Man under quarantine detained at shoplot in PJ

KUALA LUMPUR – Police detained an elderly man for allegedly violating the COVID-19 mandatory quarantine order.

Petaling Jaya district police chief ACP Nik Ezanee Mohd Faisal said the 63-year-old man who was wearing a pink quarantine wristband was spotted loitering at a shoplot area in Damansara Perdana near here yesterday.

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“The man was detained at 11.43 am following public complaints.

“It is learnt that the man had just returned from Sabah and was ordered to undergo self-quarantine at home from Sept 28 to Oct 11,” he told Bernama adding that the man has tested negative for COVID-19.

Nik Ezanee said it was also found that the man had tried to cover the wristband using a white cloth.

He said police would seek a remand order from the Petaling Jaya court tomorrow and the case was being investigated under Section under Section 15(1) of the Prevention and Control of Infectious Diseases Act 1988.

— BERNAMA