Ismail Sabri: Authorities nabbed ten people for 'wild partying' as 450 caught for violating recovery MCO


PETALING JAYA: The authorities nabbed ten people for attending a wild party as they came down hard against those breaching health protocols during the Covid-19 pandemic, says Senior Minister Datuk Seri Ismail Sabri Yaakob.

The Defence Minister said on Saturday (Oct 10) that action was also taken against 21 people involved in prostitution activities and 91 others engaged in entertainment activities.

They were among 450 individuals caught for committing various offences under the recovery movement control order.

"Compound notices were issued to 378 individuals, while 66 others were remanded and six were bailed out," he said.

Top on the list of offences were failure to wear a mask (150) followed by involvement in entertainment activities (91), failure to observe social distancing (80), failure to provide tools or record personal details (60), and involvement in prostitution activities (21).

The authorities also nabbed 15 illegal migrants and took action against 21 individuals who had breached their lockdown order.

Ismail said the police-led compliance taskforce had carried out 56,072 checks at 3,459 supermarkets, 4,669 restaurants, 1,442 hawkers, 2,148 markets, 3,740 places of worship, and 1,367 recreation areas on Friday (Oct 9).

He added that from July 24 to Oct 9,45,208 individuals had been placed under a mandatory quarantine order upon returning from abroad and that 9,469 individuals are currently quarantined at 68 hotels and 16 other premises including public and private training institutes in Kuala Lumpur, Selangor, Negeri Sembilan, Pulau Pinang, Johor, Sarawak, Kelantan, Perak, Kedah, Perlis, Terengganu, Sabah and Labuan.

"A total of 129 were taken to hospital for treatment, and 35,610 had been discharged and allowed to return home," he said.

Ismail called on the public to observe stringent personal hygiene, wear mask, and maintain social distancing to reduce risk of contracting the virus.

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