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Indian Restaurant Owner jailed in Malaysia for 5 Months for Spreading COVID

By RISHA DIXIT      19 August, 2020 05:21 PM      0 Comments
Indian Restaurant Owner jailed in Malaysia for 5 Months for Spreading COVID

On Thursday (August 13, 2020), a Malaysian court jailed a 56-year-old India man who is a restaurant owner in Malaysia, for violating the 14- days home quarantine order, leading to dozens of new COVID-19 infections.

The person lives in Malaysia and owns a restaurant in the Northern state of Kedah. He pleaded guilty to four charges for violating the home quarantine order after coming back from India in July. 

The Alor Setar Magistrate’s Court which held hearing at a Kedah hospital, where the accused was undergoing treatment has fined him 12,000 ringgits ($2,864).

The first report of the man was negative, and he was home quarantined for 14 days, but he violated the rule and left his home to visit his restaurant during the quarantine period.after the second report came back positive, many of his friends, family members, relatives, visitors, workers, and customers at the restaurant were found to have been infected.

The Southeast Asian counter Malaysia has lifted the strict lockdown measures in May after successfully taken the pandemic under control but has warned that the curbs may reimpose after a dozen new COVID cases emerged in recent weeks. 

A total of 45 cases linked to the clusters have since been reported in the last three Malaysian states. The country has reported total 1,291 cases, including 125 deaths.

The authorities of the country have introduced a requirement last month for people who are traveling abroad or coming back from other countries, a mandatory 2-week quarantine period in hotels and govt. Isolation Centres after many people coming from abroad were violating the order of self-isolation at home.



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