48 nabbed for violating recovery MCO Thursday (Sept 3), says Ismail Sabri

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  • Friday, 04 Sep 2020

PUTRAJAYA: Police arrested 48 people for violating the recovery movement control order (MCO) on Sept 3, with 17 of them nabbed for not wearing face masks.

Senior Minister Datuk Seri Ismail Sabri Yaakob said 13 business operators were also found not following standard operating procedures by operating past midnight.

Other offences include partaking in activities with no social distancing and failure to provide customers with log books or QR code to record their entry.

The taskforce checking in SOP compliance visited 58,050 premises on Thursday (Sept 3).

This included restaurants (4,955), supermarkets (3,703) and 1,039 government offices.

Ismail Sabri that a total of 22,252 individuals had returned to Malaysia since the government reintroduced mandatory quarantine at designated centres from July 24.

"Of this, 66 were sent to the hospital after swab test came out positive," he said on Friday (Sept 4).

To date, 13,021 had undergone quarantine and were allowed to return home.

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