—(1) If, in the opinion of the Director, a building is so overcrowded as to expose the occupants thereof to the risk of infection by an infectious disease, the Director may, by notice in writing, direct the owner or occupier of the building to abate the overcrowding or to close the building or part thereof within the time specified in the notice.
(2) Any owner or occupier who fails to comply with a notice given to him by the Director under subsection (1) shall be guilty of an offence.
(3) When a building or any part thereof has been directed to be closed under subsection (1), any person who enters the building or any part thereof without the permission of the Director shall be guilty of an offence.
(4) Without prejudice to any proceedings under subsection (2), where a notice issued by the Director under subsection (1) has not been complied with, the Director, a Health Officer or a police officer may, without warrant and with such force as may be necessary, enter the building and take or cause to be taken such measures as are necessary to abate the overcrowding or to close the building or any part thereof, as specified in the notice.
(5) The costs and expenses incurred by the Director or a Health Officer under subsection (4) shall be paid by the owner or occupier in default and may be recovered as a debt due to the Government.
(6) Any person who is aggrieved by any direction of the Director as contained in a notice given to him under subsection (1) may, within 7 days from the date of the notice, appeal to the Minister whose decision shall be final.