MCO? What MCO? 43 arrested in KL

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  • Saturday, 28 Mar 2020


PUTRAJAYA: Police have arrested 43 people in Kuala Lumpur (KL) for not adhering to the movement control order (MCO).

City police chief Comm Datuk Seri Mazlan Lazim said of the 43,19 were foreigners while the rest were locals.

“As of 8am Saturday (March 28) we arrested 43 people aged between 20 and 65.

“Of this, 13 have been charged in court with nine of them pleading guilty while the other four claimed trial, ” he told reporters after joining a Covid-19 operation in at the administrative capital here Saturday.

He said Kuala Lumpur had a rate of at least 95% adherence to the MCO.

“We have 52 roadblocks set up in throughout KL but we feel there was still a need for more which is why we will set up another four in Brickfields and Dang Wangi.

“We have to allow those involved in the 22 essential services to carry out their duties.

“These essential service workers go to work between 6.30am and 8.30am and go home between 5.30pm and 7.30pm, ” he said, advising the rest to avoid going out during this time.

Comm Mazlan said those who wanted to buy essentials and food could do so at other times.

“We don’ want too many people out and about at the same time, this is why we are suggesting this.

“Those who do go out should maintain social distancing and keep good personal hygiene.

“We all need to do our part to break the transmission of this disease, so please stay at home, ” he said.

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