Police have fined a business owner who passed off floor wash liquid as hand sanitizer, to save cost.

According to Harian Metro, the unscrupulous businessman was discovered during a COVID-19 standard operating procedures (SOPs) compliance operation by several enforcement agencies in Jempol, Negeri Sembilan, last Sunday.

When caught in the act, the man even had the nerve to argue that floor wash was a cheaper option to hand sanitizer, and could also kill germs.

"The man's act is irresponsible as the chemical composition of floor wash can cause physical harm to some people," Jempol acting police chief DSP Mohd Hafiz Muhammad Nor was quoted telling the day.

Besides the RM1,000 fine for passing off the floor wash for hand sanitizer, the suspect was also slapped with additional four compounds - for not wearing a face mask, for not having a book to register customers to the premises, for not registering his customers, and not limiting the number of customers in his premises.

Mohd Hafiz further warned against defying the SOPs set, saying those who do so will be fined without warning.

As of Monday, a total of 19 COVID-19 cases have been confirmed in the Jempol district, bringing the total number of active COVID-19 cases in Negeri Sembilan to 433.

As of yesterday, there have been a total of 33,339 confirmed COVID-19 cases, and 251 deaths from the disease, in the country.

The global infection and death tally from the coronavirus has surpassed 47.3 million, and 1.2 million, respectively.

Source: Harian Metro
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