Pub and nightclub customers ‘rule’ … in terms of MCO arrests, that is


  • Nation
  • Monday, 28 Sep 2020

PUTRAJAYA: Pub and nightclub offenders made up the highest number of arrests by the police for movement control order violations, with 577 individuals nabbed on Sunday (Sept 27), says Senior Minister Datuk Seri Ismail Sabri Yaakob.

He said one person was nabbed for failure to obey a home quarantine order but did not provide details.

On Sept 27, police rounded up a total of 661 individuals for not complying with the standard operating procedure (SOP), including not putting on face masks, not practising social distancing, failure to provide login facilities for customers, or operating beyond permitted hours.

Ismail said the taskforce checking on SPP compliance led by the police had checked 58,813 premises including supermarkets (3,330), restaurants (4,181), hawkers (1,502) and 3,419 banks.

“As for Ops Benteng, police arrested 40 illegal immigrants, five tekong (boat captains) and a human trafficker during the operation on Sunday, ” he said on Monday (Sept 28).

Authorities also conducted 81 roadblocks nationwide to check the smuggling of illegal immigrants into the country.

Ismail said since July 24, a total of 35,344 individuals had returned to the country and were sent to undergo quarantine at designated stations, including at 66 hotels nationwide.

Currently, 8,235 are undergoing quarantine, with 28,006 having been discharged and allowed to go home.

During the same period, 103 individuals who had returned to the country were sent to a hospital after they tested positive for Covid-19.

The minister also said that since March 30, authorities had conducted more than 10,000 sanitisation operations, including at business centres, housing areas, public places, and government buildings.

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