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Enforcement against quarantine defiers under cops not Health Ministry, says Jemilah

Enforcement action against defiers of the mandatory quarantine order issued under the Prevention and Control of Infectious Diseases Act 1998 (Act 342) should be taken by enforcement agencies such as the police and not the Ministry of Health (MOH).

The prime minister’s special advisor on public health Dr Jemilah Mahmood said the MOH only ensured the public complied with the regulations made under Act 342.

"Act 342 is clear. The MOH's job is to...

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