Ismail Sabri: 39 nabbed for flouting recovery MCO on June 29

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  • Tuesday, 30 Jun 2020

KUALA LUMPUR: Police arrested 39 individuals for flouting the recovery movement control order (MCO) on Monday (June 29).

Senior Minister Datuk Seri Ismail Sabri Yaakob said of the 39, three were remanded while the rest were issued compounds.

"Five were caught for pub or night club activities, 14 for involvement in crowded activities which made it difficult to maintain social distancing, and 20 for breaking the standard operating procedure (SOP) in place," he said in a statement on Tuesday (June 30).

He said the compliance operations task force led by police had performed 67,047 checks on Monday to monitor and enforce the recovery MCO guidelines.

He said a total of 4,224 supermarkets, 5,534 restaurants, 1,126 hawkers, 1,105 factories as well as 4,315 banks were checked.

"The task force also checked 1,167 land transport terminals, 258 water transport terminals and 155 airports.

"These checks were carried out by 3,479 teams involving 15,330 personnel," he said.

Meanwhile, he said under Ops Benteng, police had set up 67 roadblocks and checked 40,527 vehicles to curb entry of undocumented immigrants and arrested one foreigner for immigration offences.

"Ops Benteng involves police, Malaysian Armed Forces, Malaysian Maritime Enforcement Agency and Malaysia Border Security Agency to tightly control the borders jointly to curb illegal entry and cross border crimes," he said.

On sanitising operations of public places conducted by the Housing and Local Government Ministry, Ismail said 9,039 operations had been conducted since March 30 involving 134 zones.

He added that 12,590 premises were sanitised involving 2,677 business centres, 5,453 government buildings, 1,591 housing areas, 2,515 public places and 354 supermarkets.

"Yesterday a total of 28 operations were carried out involving 23 zones including Sabah (11), Melaka (six), and Terengganu (three)," he said.

On mandatory quarantine, he said the Health Ministry conducted 7,383 screenings at the KL International Airport (KLIA) between June 10 and June 29.

"7,347 individuals tested negative for Covid-19 and were undergoing mandatory home quarantine, while the remaining 36 who tested positive were sent to hospital for treatment.

"On Monday, 456 Malaysians came back via KLIA and KLIA2 from Indonesia, Singapore, Egypt, Qatar, and Holland," he said, adding that all of them were undergoing mandatory home quarantine.

He also 161 individuals entered the country via Johor and were undergoing home quarantine.

"The police have monitored 1,006 home quarantine cases for SOP compliance, and all of them were compliant," he said.

On construction sites, he said the Construction Industry Development Board (CIDB) conducted checks at 74 sites involving 128 enforcement personnel.

"Five of the construction sites were found to be non-compliant with the SOP but were let off with a warning, while eight other sites were not operating.

"The cumulative number of construction sites that were SOP-compliant was 2,561 as of Monday, while 477 were non-compliant and issued warnings," he said, adding that CIDB ordered 19 construction sites to close for non-compliance.

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