Rumours have spread like wildfire this week, reporting on the occurrence of vandalism and immoral activities that took place at the Covid-19 Low Risk Quarantine & Treatment Centre (PRKC) in Kelantan.
The report, which was published on a news portal of a local TV station, sparked several questions from members of the public in regards to the implementation of SOPs at the quarantine centre.
Its director, Dr Mohd Azman Yacob, had since refuted all the claims. According to him, such incidents had never happened at the PKRC since it started operating earlier this year. He also said that the PKRC so far only accepts one gender and the report published was very insensitive, which could give a negative impact on the community.
Mohd. Azman continued, “They shouldn’t have come up with such news because we are worried that people will be afraid to enter PKRC despite being positive for Covid-19. Right now, we’re at war against the pandemic. Apart from persuading the community to enter the PKRC as soon as they’re tested positive for the virus, we do not want the broadcast of such news to interfere with our business in breaking the Covid-19 chain.”
Earlier, the portal reported that acts of vandalism and social problems, including patients having extramarital intercourse, were among the offences detected at the PKRC in Kelantan.
Kelantan Quarantine Station Coordinator, APM Capt. Mohd Shafie Ramli also revealed apart from that, there were cases involving residents fleeing before the quarantine period ended.