Health DG: Govt mulling whether to impose fine or jail time if wearing face masks becomes mandatory

Published on 21 Jul 2020 9:55:30 PM

The government is looking into whether a fine or jail time is more appropriate for those refusing to wear face masks, once its use is made mandatory in public places.

Health director-general Datuk Dr Noor Hisham Abdullah said if the wearing of face masks is made mandatory in public places under the Prevention and Control of Infectious Diseases Act (Act 342), those flouting the law could be fined RM1,000 or put in jail.

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