134 individuals arrested for MCO offences on Friday (July 31)


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  • Saturday, 01 Aug 2020

Wearing a face mask in places that are crowded is now compulsory, and the authorities will be carrying out regular checks to ensure compliance.

PETALING JAYA: Police arrested 134 individuals for breaching the recovery movement control order on Friday (July 31), says Datuk Seri Ismail Sabri.

The Senior Minister (Security) also said 2,294 mosques nationwide were observed by the police during the Hari Raya Haji celebrations to ensure no breach of the standard operating procedure (SOP) during prayers.

"Of the 134 arrested, 19 were remanded while 22 others were granted bail. Some 93 others were fined.

"Among the offences were massage parlour activities without licence, activities which did not follow SOPs, activities involving crowds which made social distancing difficult and one count of breach of Home Surveillance Order," said Ismail.

Most of those arrested were 88 people who committed offences under the "activities involving crowds which made social distancing difficult".

"All the mosques were found to have followed the SOP," said Ismail in a statement on Saturday (Aug 1).

He further said the police made 2,271 inspections on individuals undergoing home quarantine.

"PDRM and the Health Ministry officials will continue with their inspections and observations on these individuals to ensure that they follow the SOP.

"Between Aug 27 and Aug 31, the police acted against six individuals who failed to observe the SOPs of home quarantine," said Ismail.

Of the 3,384 individuals who returned from foreign countries, Ismail said that 13 were hospitalised for further treatment between Aug 24 and Aug 31.

He also stated that the enforcement authorities involving the police, army, the Malaysian Maritime Enforcement Agency, as well as the Malaysian Border Security Agency (Aksem), would continue to tighten security at the borders to ensure no entry of illegal migrants.

Sanitation works at 134 zones continued as of Friday involving 12,776 premises.

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