Four arrested for breaching recovery MCO on June 27, says Ismail Sabri

  • Nation
  • Sunday, 28 Jun 2020

PETALING JAYA: Four people were arrested on Saturday (June 27) for violating the recovery movement control order (MCO), says Datuk Seri Ismail Sabri Yaakob.

The Senior Minister said all four arrested were given compounds.

“Among the violations include going to karaoke or entertainment centres, being involved in activities without social distancing and activities that violate standard operating procedure (SOP),” he said in a statement Sunday (June 28).

Pubs and entertainment centres are not allowed to operate under the recovery MCO.

Ismail Sabri said police conducted 66,063 checks on Saturday to monitor and enforce SOP under the recovery MCO.

“A total of 15,210 personnel have conducted checks on 4,158 supermarkets, 5,790 restaurants, 1,170 hawkers, 1,129 factories, 3,745 banks and 720 government offices.

"This is in addition to 1,912 land transport terminals, 253 water transport terminals and 100 air transport terminals were inspected by the compliance operation task force,” he said.

Police are also guarding the country's borders under Op Benteng with the help from the armed forces, the Malaysian Maritime Enforcement Agency (MMEA) and the Border Security Agency.

Ismail Sabri said authorities managed to stop three foreigners from encroaching the country’s borders, with inspections conducted on 44,399 vehicles and 68 roadblocks set up at entry points into the country.

He also said since March 30, a total of 8,989 public sanitisation operations have been conducted at 134 zones in the country.

On Saturday, 22 public sanitisation operations were conducted at 18 zones in six states including in Sabah, Melaka and Terengganu.

The police have also conducted 427 checks on those undergoing home quarantine, and found all were following SOPs.

“On Saturday, a total of 454 Malaysians returned via KLIA and KLIA2 from Indonesia, Iraq, Iran, Singapore, UAE, Taiwan, Japan, Vietnam, Myanmar, Qatar and the Netherlands,” Ismail Sabri noted.

A total of 452 of the individuals have been instructed to undergo mandatory home quarantine, while two have been brought to the hospital.

Out of the 6,609 people who have entered Malaysia through KLIA between June 10 and June 27, only 0.5% or 36 people tested positive for Covid-19 and sent to the hospital for treatment.

The other 6,573 were found negative and are undergoing mandatory home quarantine.

Officers from the Domestic Trade and Consumer Affairs Ministry also found that the supply of food and necessities were sufficient after conducting checks on 845 premises and 25 types of goods on Saturday.

“The officers also conducted 1,368 checks and found 1,359 premises following proper SOP while the other nine premises were advised for not complying with the SOP," he said on Saturday.

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