96 pub and club-goers detained for breaking MCO rules

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  • Monday, 06 Jul 2020

PETALING JAYA: Police have detained 96 people in pubs and nightclubs for violating the recovery movement control order (MCO), Datuk Seri Ismail Sabri Yaakob said.

The Senior Minister (Security) said in total, 165 people were detained on Saturday, including 67 others involved in activities that went against the standard operating procedure (SOP) during the recovery MCO.

Of the total, 14 individuals were remanded while 151 were issued compounds.

The task force, said Ismail Sabri, conducted 61,727 checks to ensure SOP compliance at supermarkets, restaurants, food stalls, factories, banks and government offices.

Police also detained a foreigner for immigration offences, he said in a press statement yesterday.

Ismail Sabri said on Saturday, 771 Malaysians returned from Singapore, Indonesia, United Arab Emirates, Taiwan, Thailand, Qatar, Australia and South Korea, with one of them brought to hospital.

“Between June 10 and Saturday, the Health Ministry has conducted Covid-19 screenings on 11,049 people at the Kuala Lumpur International Airport checkpoints.

“From the total, 11,001 people tested negative and have to undergo compulsory home quarantine, while 48 people tested positive and sent to hospital for treatment,” he added.

Ismail Sabri said the Construction Industry Development Board (CIDB) had also inspected 20 construction sites throughout Malaysia on Saturday. Twelve were found to be adhering to the SOP while another eight were not operating, he said.

Altogether, 19 construction sites have been ordered closed for not complying with the SOP.

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