Isolation centre escapees to be brought to court

Adib Noor

Minister of Health Dato Seri Setia Dr Haji Mohd Isham bin Haji Jaafar yesterday confirmed a viral message which depicts two COVID-19 positive patients scaling over fences to escape the COVID-19 Holding Area Ma’had (CHAM) in Tutong District.

“We have been made aware of the situation and the matter has been reported to our security officers,” said the minister during yesterday’s press conference.

“The matter will be brought to court as soon as the patients are declared negative,” he added.

Previously, the minister had stated that patients under the care of the government at isolation centres are admitted under the Infectious Diseases Act.

Any misconduct at the isolation centres will be used against those in question in the court of law.