Cops act against nine for flouting home quarantine order on Monday (Aug 10)

  • Nation
  • Tuesday, 11 Aug 2020

PETALING JAYA: The police have taken action against nine individuals who flouted the rules while under home quarantine orders on Monday (Aug 10).

Senior Minister Datuk Seri Ismail Sabri Yaakob said the nine were among the 1,445 spot checks conducted by the authorities on those undergoing their mandatory 14-day home quarantine order.

"The police along with Health Ministry officials will often conduct checks and monitoring to ensure that the individuals involved adhere to the standard operating procedures (SOPs).

"The police have taken action against nine individuals for failing to follow the home quarantine SOPs," he said in his daily press statement on Tuesday (Aug 11).

A total of 230 individuals were also detained by the police for various offences in flouting the movement control order (MCO) regulations on Monday.

Out of that figure, 13 individuals were remanded and two are out on bail, while the remaining 215 were slapped with a compound, said Ismail Sabri.

Among the offences committed included undertaking in night club or pub activities (22 cases), activities that did not follow the SOPs (49 cases) and one case of premises operating beyond the legal opening hours.

A total of 26 cases involved individuals who failed to wear face masks, while 128 cases involved individuals partaking in activities with crowds, making social distancing impossible.

Meanwhile, two cases involved individuals who flouted quarantine regulations and another two cases involved individuals who failed to pay their quarantine charges.

Ismail Sabri added that since May 1 up until Monday (Aug 10), a total of 2,931 illegal immigrants, 625 skippers and 167 smugglers had been arrested.

"Also nabbed were 122 boats and 303 vehicles used in attempts to trespass national borders," he said.

Ismail Sabri also said that checks on 28 construction sites on Monday by the Construction Industry Development Board (CIDB) meanwhile found that 27 sites adhered to the SOP and one site was not operating.

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