Covid-19: Many still not wearing face masks, says Ismail Sabri


PETALING JAYA: Even though the wearing of face masks is considered to be one of the basic standard operating procedures (SOP) in the battle against Covid-19, many are still not adhering to it, says Datuk Seri Ismail Sabri Yaakob.

The Senior Minister (Security) said that the police took action against 196 for this violation on Sunday (Oct 25).

“The wearing of face masks is still a big issue because many are still not adhering to this basic SOP, besides social distancing, ” he said during his daily press briefing on Covid-19 on Monday (Oct 26).

Ismail Sabri also said that the police took action against 857 individuals for various violations of the movement control order (MCO) on Sunday.

Of the total, 847 were issued compounds while 10 were remanded.

The other violations included not observing social distancing (172), failure to provide check-in facilities for customers (175), activities at entertainment outlets (183), premises operating beyond allowed time (53), and other violations (91).

He said that all together, the police-spearheaded task force monitoring the compliance to the SOP conducted 42,961 checks nationwide on Sunday.

These checks were conducted in supermarkets,

restaurants, hawkers, factories, banks and government offices as well as transportation hubs.

Ismail Sabri also said that 51 undocumented migrants were detained for immigration offences, while two vehicles were seized under Ops Benteng, the operation to protect Malaysia's borders.

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