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Sivagangga Cluster: Nasi Kandar Owner Breaches Home Quarantine Order Jailed for 5 Months & Fined RM12,000

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The owner of the nasi kandar restaurant linked to the Sivagangga cluster has been jailed five months and fined RM12,000 after he pleaded guilty for breaching quarantine order under the recovery movement control order (MCO).

Until Aug 11 at 12 pm, 5,645 people were filtered in Cluster Sivagangga. So far, 45 tested positive, 5,036 tested negative and 564 individuals still waiting for test results, reported by Ministry of Health.

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Nezar, the owner of Restoran Nasi Kandar Salleh in Kubang Pasu, identified as an index patient of the Sivagangga cluster, is a permanent resident who returned to Malaysia from Sivagangga, Tamil Nadu, India on Jul 13.

Upon arrival, he underwent a Covid-19 screening at the KL International Airport (KLIA) but was initially tested negative.

He was put under a Home Surveillance Order but did not follow the rules within the quarantine period.

Credit : Berita Harian

According to Harian Metro, between 3pm and 4.40pm on July 14, the accused was found present at four premises – the Public Bank Jitra Branch, Revenue Service Centre of the Inland Revenue Board Kubang Pasu branch, Agro Bank Jitra Branch and Bank Rakyat Jitra branch.

Repeated Covid-19 screenings on him later showed positive results and he was admitted to Sultanah Bahiyah Hospital.

Active case detection and screening of close contacts have been conducted.