Seven slapped with RM1,000 compound for violating MCO


  • Nation
  • Wednesday, 16 Sep 2020

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BUTTERWORTH: A total of seven individuals were slapped with a RM1,000 compound each for breaching the recovery movement control order (MCO).

North Seberang Prai OCPD Asst Comm Noorzainy Mohd Noor said the individuals were fined at several locations in the district during an integrated operation carried out by the police, Seberang Prai City Council (MBSP) and Health Department on Tuesday (Sept 15) night.

He said the men are aged between 30 and 45 and were fined for not using the MySejahtera app and not recording their details before entering the premises.

"They have violated the government order and action has been taken under Regulation 10 of the Prevention and Control of Infectious Diseases (Measures within the Infected Local Areas) Regulations 2020," he said in a statement on Wednesday (Sept 16).

ACP Noorzainy said during the five-hour operation, they checked six premises including two entertainment outlets.

He said the MBSP issued a closure notice against one restaurant for failing to observe standard operating procedures (SOPs) such as practising physical distancing, failure to record their customer details and failure to ensure their employees wear facemasks.

He said that the MBSP issued compounds to one premises for not having a business licence while another premises was issued a notice to stop their business activities.

ACP Noorzainy added that the health department also issued warning notices to two premises owners over staff compliance regarding Covid-19 at the workplace.

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