INDIVIDUALS FAIL TO DECLARE CLOSE CONTACT WITH COVID PATIENTS MAY FACE FINE

ROHANI MOHD IBRAHIM

PUTRAJAYA, March 21 (Bernama) -- Individuals who fail to declare to the frontliners that they have had close contact with persons tested positive for COVID-19 may face legal ramifications such as fine.

Senior Minister (Infrastructure Cluster) Datuk Seri Fadilah Yusof said police could take action against these individuals.

“Many health ministry personnel, especially doctors and nurses working on the frontline, have been infected with COVID-19.  

"We do not want a situation where hospitals could not provide services due to doctors and nurses infected with the virus,” he told reporters after a special ministerial meeting on the Movement Control Order (MCO) here today.

On people's movement during the enforcement of the MCO, Fadilah reiterated that only one person is allowed to leave the house to buy necessities.

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“If it's more than one person leaving the house, they have to justify it to police if they are stopped.

“For example, if there is death, they have to explain this to police,” he said.

Fadilah also emphasised the need for those leaving the house to follow the guidelines provided by the Ministry of Health which include keeping their distance from other people as well as washing their hands.

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