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KUCHING, April 25: Over 100 Covid-19 positive individuals in Bintulu are on the loose and uncontactable for quarantine since April 12 as they have provided false personal information.
Bintulu Member of Parliament (MP) Dato Sri Tiong King Sing said the hospital staff are still unable to get hold of these people to arrange for quarantine or treatment as their residential addresses and contact numbers were found to be fake.
Thus, he warned that this group of people must turn up at the Bintulu Hospital’s emergency department within 24 hours, or else they would be arrested and brought to court for violating standard operating procedures (SOPs) when found by the police.
“Anyone who gives false data and information to mislead the health authorities must be held responsible for their selfish behaviour and face the law.
“The public must also do their part by discouraging this behaviour and reporting the relevant persons’ whereabouts to the authorities.
“Businesses and employers that violate these orders and SOPs will face the law too,” he said in a statement today.
On a similar issue, Tiong said there are also companies and businesses trying to avoid suspension of operation by forcing their workers to report fake workplace information if they were to contract the virus.
He said investigations have found some supermarkets to be “collaborating” with their employees by deleting shift records if anyone of them were found positive for Covid-19.
Noting the complacency of the people towards the pandemic especially business owners in Bintulu, he urged all parties to shed the thoughts of “this crisis does not concern them” and work together with the authorities.
“These companies must stop blaming others or complaining about the SOPs and start setting a better example in SOP compliance. Otherwise, the lockdown will never end,” he added. — DayakDaily