Almost 100k checks nationwide to ensure MCO compliance on Raya eve


  • Nation
  • Sunday, 24 May 2020

KUALA LUMPUR: The conditional movement control order (MCO) compliance operations taskforce performed nearly 100,000 checks on the eve of Hari Raya Aidilfitri, says Datuk Seri Ismail Sabri Yaakob (pic).

The Senior Minister said the taskforce, led by the police and which is supposed to monitor and enforce the standard operating procedure (SOP) for the MCO, conducted 97,552 checks nationwide.

He said a total of 7,435 supermarkets, 5,131 restaurants, 1,415 hawkers, 1,024 factories as well as 4,203 banks were checked.

"The taskforce also checked 1,322 land transport terminals, 236 water transport terminals and 349 airports.

"They also checked 30,702 personal vehicles, 2,052 public transport vehicles and 286 vessels," he said in a statement Sunday (May 24).

He said they also checked 10,637 markets, 4,045 places of worship, 944 places of leisure and 636 construction sites.

"These checks were carried out by 3,479 teams involving 18,297 personnel.

"The police arrested 156 individuals on May 23 and 50 of them were remanded for breaking the SOP," he said adding that a total of 162 roadblocks were also in place to curb interstate travel.

Ismail said a total of 157,364 vehicles were checked at these roadblocks with 1,158 vehicles told to make u-turns for trying to "balik kampung" without police permission.

He said this was compared to the 1,613 vehicles told to make u-turns the day before.

"The states with the highest attempts to 'balik kampung' were Selangor (460), Melaka (121) and Negri Sembilan (95).

"On sanitising operations of public places conducted by the Housing and Local Government Ministry, 7,045 operations were conducted since March 30 including in 78 yellow and red zones," he said.

He added that 10,675 premises were santised involving 2,615 business centres, 3,855 government buildings 1,578 housing areas, 2,278 public places and 349 supermarkets.

"Yesterday (May 23), a total of 21 operations were carried out involving seven red and yellow zones including 12 at Sabah, four at Sarawak, three at Kedah and one at Negri Sembilan and Labuan," he said.

On the management of quarantine centres, Ismail said a total of 270 were in operation as of 8am on May 24 compared to 271 the previous day.

"14,962 individuals are undergoing mandatory quarantine currently.

"Yesterday, 271 Malaysians entered the country from Singapore, Indonesia, Qatar and Japan and have been quarantined.

"In total, we have quarantined 40,264 Malaysians who have come home from overseas since April 3," he said adding that 32,287 individuals have completed their mandatory quarantine process and have been allowed to go home.

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