IPOH, Aug 14 2020: A 72 year-old woman who failed to abide by her Covid-19 home quarantine order was today sentenced to one day jail and fined RM8,000.
Nur Emah Mohamad Hashim, who was dubbed the “pink wristband woman” for the tag worn to identify a “Person Under Surveillance” for Covid-19 will have to spend six months in jail if she fails to pay the fine.
She had pleaded guilty at the magistrate’s court here to the charge under Section 22(b) of the Prevention and Control of Infectious Diseases Act 1988.
The picture of her wearing the wristband while having breakfast at a restaurant in Bandar Meru Jaya near here was widely shared on social media.
Nur Emah, who was among the Malaysian returnees from abroad who were put under a home surveillance for 14 days was later tested positive for Covid-19 and sent to Raja Permaisuri Bainun Hospital here for treatment.