PETALING JAYA: The police detained 617 individuals on Saturday (July 25) for violating the recovery movement control order (MCO), says Datuk Seri Ismail Sabri Yaakob.
A total of 331 of them were detained at pubs or nightclubs, while 286 were involved in activities that had large crowds and made it difficult to observe social distancing.
The Senior Minister (Security) said 20 individuals had been remanded while 597 were given compounds.
He said that the task force monitoring the compliance to the standard operating procedure (SOP) that is spearheaded by the police conducted 61,715 checks all over the country on Saturday.
These checks were conducted at supermarkets, restaurants, hawkers, factories, banks and also government offices as well as transportation hubs.
Ismail also said three foreigners were detained for immigration offences.
He added that those who were undergoing mandatory quarantine at home but had not undergone their second Covid-19 test on day 13 would be detained and charged starting Monday (July 27).
Ismail had previously said that 2,897 individuals had yet to do so.
“These individuals are advised to contact the nearest district health department to undergo their second test, ” he said in a statement on Sunday (July 26).
He added that 839 Malaysians had returned to the country from 17 countries - Indonesia, Singapore, Vietnam, Brunei, Qatar, Pakistan, Saudi Arabia, Hong Kong, India, UAE, Japan, Turkey, South Korean, Iran, Bangladesh, China and Australia.
They have been placed at six quarantine stations.
Ismail added the Construction Industry Development Board (CIDB) inspected six construction sites in Terengganu and Sabah, with all found to be complying with the SOP and said that altogether 19 construction sites have been ordered closed for not adhering to the SOP.
Ismail also said the Domestic Trade and Consumer Affairs Ministry conducted 1,219 checks on business premises, of which 1,201 were found to have complied with the SOP.
The other premises were given advice and warnings to comply with the SOP.