fbpx
Connect with us

News

Health DG: If Wearing Face Masks Are Made Mandatory, Offenders Will Be Fined RM1,000 Or Jailed

Published

Page 48
Source: Odisi & El Pais.com

Follow us on Facebook, Youtube, Twitter, and Instagram for the latest stories and updates daily.

If the use of face masks is made mandatory in public areas, those who violate this order can be fined RM1,000 or face jail time, said Health Director-General, Dr Noor Hisham Abdullah, in a live press conference yesterday (21st July).

Ketua Pengarah Kesihatan Malaysia Dr Noor Hisham Sertai Saintis Dunia Banteras Pandemik Covid 19 678X381 1

Health director-general, dr noor hisham abdullah.

“When you are in a public space, you have to wear a face mask if you’re in an area that makes it difficult to practice social distancing or a high-risk area. Hence, we highly encourage you to wear a face mask but it hasn’t been made mandatory yet,” said Dr Noor Hisham regarding the use of such preventive gear.

He added that the decision to make wearing face masks in public compulsory is still being discussed by authorities as making this ruling official would put heavy consequences on these offenders that will need to pay the hefty fine of RM1,000 or face being jailed.

“We are monitoring the action we should take, whether it be charging fines or a period of jail time for those who refuse to wear face masks in public.”

Show 0A65C895 6A7F 4B2C A6De 9A16Ad44Dd12

Nonetheless, the Health Director-General stressed that the Ministry of Health promotes the wearing of face masks as it helps reduce the risk of being infected by 65%. “The important areas where face masks are definitely required are when you’re flying in an aeroplane or sitting in a crowded bus or in instances where we cannot avoid coming into close contact with people. In these situations, it is necessary for you to wear a face mask,” he added.

Do you think the implementation of this offence will encourage others to wear face masks? 

 

Also read: Health DG: Do Not Bring Down Your Mask To The Chin Even When You’re Eating Or Drinking

Pjimage 2020 07 20T085500

Source: Odisi


Follow us on Facebook, Youtube, Twitter, and Instagram for the latest stories and updates daily.



Just In

Cinema Ft Cinema Ft
News1 hour ago

Fully Vaccinated Parents Can Now Bring Their Children To The Cinema To Watch Movies

Fully vaccinated parents can now bring their children to the cinema to watch movies this holiday. GSC’s Public Relations and...

Ft Ssr 1 Ft Ssr 1
News3 hours ago

#Lawan Threatens Govt With Protest If Food Pricing Not Reduced ASAP

The country has recently been hit with wave after wave of price hikes as there is apparently a shortage of...

Ft Licence Ft Licence
News4 hours ago

M’sian Restaurants & Coffee Shops Don’t Have To Apply For Liquor Licence Anymore

The beer sales restriction by DBKL and Perlis, did not go down too well with many sects of the country...

My Post 2021 12 08T102713.410 My Post 2021 12 08T102713.410
News4 hours ago

BREAKING: Court Of Appeal Upholds Guilty Verdict Against Najib Razak

The Court of Appeal has thrown out former Prime Minister, Datuk Seri Najib Razak’s appeal against his guilty verdict by...

Uae Shorter Working Week Uae Shorter Working Week
News4 hours ago

UAE Will Be 1st Country To Move To 4.5 Days Work Week Just For Mental Health

Working for five days a week and having only two days to rest definitely takes a toll on us. The...

Vaccine Ft Vaccine Ft
News5 hours ago

Selangor Will Be Giving 157,000 Free Covid-19 Booster Shots Starting 8 December

A total of 157,000 free Covid-19 vaccine booster shots will be provided to Selangor residents starting today (8 December) under...

Marshal Ft Marshal Ft
News21 hours ago

2 M’sians Surrender After Posing As Traffic Police On High-Powered Motorcycles

Recently, video footage of two individuals riding high-powered motorcycles, posing as traffic police in Port Dickson went viral on social...

Ft Judge Ft Judge
News22 hours ago

“This is a court of law, not a coffee shop” – Judge Threatens Najib With Arrest For Not Coming To Court

The court cases involving former Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Razak continue to prod on. Today’s (7 December) proceedings in...

Announcement

Latest Videos



TRENDING TODAY