—(1) The Minister may, for the purpose of preventing the outbreak or spread of an infectious disease, by notification in the Gazette declare any premises to be an isolation area.
(2) A notification under subsection (1) shall be effective until the expiration of such period as may be specified in the notification or until it is revoked by the Minister, whichever occurs first.
(3) The Director may, in relation to an isolation area, by order —
prohibit any person or class of persons from entering or leaving the isolation area without the permission of the Director;
prohibit or restrict the movement within the isolation area of any person or class of persons;
prohibit or restrict the movement of goods;
require any person or class of persons to report at specified times and places and submit to such medical examinations, answer such questions and submit to such medical treatment as the Director thinks fit;
authorise the destruction, disposal or treatment of any goods, structure, water supply, drainage and sewerage system or other matter within the isolation area known or suspected to be a source of infection; and
prohibit, restrict, require or authorise the carrying out of such other act as may be prescribed.
(4) Action necessary to give effect to an order under subsection (3) may be taken by a Health Officer or a police officer.
(5) Any person who, without reasonable excuse, contravenes an order under subsection (3) shall be guilty of an offence.
(6) A person who leaves or attempts to leave or is suspected of having left an isolation area in contravention of an order under subsection (3) may be arrested without warrant by any police officer, or by any Health Officer authorised in writing in that behalf by the Director.
(7) Without prejudice to any of the orders which the Director may make under this Act, the Director may issue an order under section 15 against a person who is arrested under subsection (6) as if he were a person referred to in that section.
(8) Goods brought into or removed from an isolation area in contravention of an order under subsection (3) shall be forfeited to the Government and may be seized, dealt with and disposed of in accordance with section 55(2) and (3) as if those goods were any substance or matter referred to in section 55(1)(c).