: The Attorney-General's Chambers has today published the Federal Government Gazette on the Prevention of Infectious Diseases (Measures Within the Infected Local Area) 2020 under the Prevention and Control of Infectious Diseases Act 1988 (Act 342).
The gazette outlines the important regulations to be followed during the implementation of the Movement Control Order announced by Prime Minister Tan Sri Muhyiddin Yassin on Monday. READ: COVID-19: PM announces restricted movement order
These regulations go into effect for the period from 18 March 2020 to 31 March 2020.
According to the gazette, those who violate any of the provisions in the regulations could be fined not more than RM1,000 or imprisonment for up to six months, or both.
A total of 22 national services sectors are also listed, including hotels and accommodation, as well as e-commerce.
Earlier, before the gazette was issued today, Section 11 (4) of Act 342 that is read together with Section 24 (a) of the same act, states that anyone who violatates the guidelines of the Movement Control Order could be jailed for two years or fined, or both.
Here's what you need to know about Infectious Disease Prevention (Measures Within the Infected Local Areas) Regulations 2020: