75 more detained for violating MCO


PETALING JAYA: The police detained 75 individuals on Tuesday (July 21) for violating the recovery movement control order (MCO), says Datuk Seri Ismail Sabri Yaakob.

The Senior Minister (Security) said that three individuals had been remanded while another 72 were given compounds for various offences.

“All of them were involved in activities that had large crowds and this made it difficult to observe social distancing, as well as activities that went against standard operating procedures (SOPs), ” he said in a statement Wednesday (July 22).

The taskforce monitoring SOP compliance, spearheaded by the police, conducted 61,246 checks all over the country on Monday, said Ismail.

These checks were conducted in supermarkets, restaurants, hawkers, factories, banks and also government offices as well as transport hubs.

Ismail said that three foreigners were also detained over immigration offences.

He added that 389 Malaysians had returned to the country from Indonesia, Vietnam, Qatar, China, Turkey, India, Philippines, Nepal and Japan.

All of them are to undergo the mandatory 14-day home quarantine.

Ismail also said that 40 Malaysians who were members of the Jemaah Tabligh group stranded in India would return via an Air India Express flight.

He said that considering the risk factor in the spread of the Covid-19 virus, they will undergo mandatory quarantine at the Judicial and Legal Training Institute in Bangi.

Ismail added that the Construction Industry Development Board (CIDB) inspected 57 construction sites throughout Malaysia on Monday, with 49 found to be complying with the SOP while two were not operating.

Ismail said that six sites were found to be not adhering to the SOP and were advised to do so.

Altogether, 19 construction sites have been ordered closed for not adhering to SOPs.

Ismail also said that the Domestic Trade and Consumer Affairs Ministry has conducted 1,478 checks on business premises, of which 1462 were found to have complied with the SOP, while 16 premises were given advice on the matter.

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