KEPALA BATAS: Nine people, including a woman, were issued compounds of RM1,000 each by police for flouting the recovery movement control order (MCO) at two different locations here on Saturday (July 25) night.
North Seberang Prai OCPD Asst Comm Noorzainy Mohd Nor said the individuals, aged from 20 to 45, were fined during Ops Covid-19 to ensure compliance with the recovery MCO in the district.
"In the first location at Kepala Batas, seven men were caught by a team of police for breaching standard operation procedures (SOPs) of the recovery MCO while carrying out a business.
"They were also found not to have permission from the local authorities to conduct such business," he said in a statement on Sunday (July 26).
ACP Noorzainy said in the second location at Mak Mandin, a man and a woman were fined at their respective premises under Regulation 10 of the Prevention and Control of Infectious Disease Regulations 2020.
ACP Noorzainy said on the same day an operation on recovery MCO compliance was conducted by North Seberang Prai police headquarters with the collaboration of the Health Ministry and Seberang Prai City Council (MBSP) at Mak Mandin, Sungai Dua and Butterworth.
He said in the operation that began at 10pm, seven premises were ordered to close down from July 25 until Aug 1 for breaching the SOPs under recovery MCO.
He said among the offences that were committed by the premises operators were not recording the details of their customers, not checking body temperatures, not providing hand sanitisers at their premises and not having proper lines for social distancing.
He said a few other premises in the district were also fined by MBSP under the Street, Drainage and Building Act 1974.
He said in total, 16 individuals were fined RM1,000 each on Saturday by North Seberang Prai police and other agencies in the district.