Ismail Sabri: 517 arrested for breaching MCO SOPs on Monday (Nov 16)

PUTRAJAYA: Police arrested 517 individuals for violating various standard operating procedures of the movement control order (MCO) with 50 of them remanded, says Senior Minister Datuk Seri Ismail Sabri Yaakob.

He said that failure to observe social distancing topped the number of offences committed by the public on Monday (Nov 16), which saw 187 individuals nabbed.

Others include not putting on face masks at crowded public places (83), failure to record customers' presence (63), activities at entertainment centres (56), gambling (42), inter-district and inter-state travel without police permission (37).

Ismail Sabri said the task force on SOP compliance carried out 58,247 checks, including on supermarkets, restaurants, hawkers, factories, banks and government offices nationwide.

On Ops Benteng, the minister said that between May 1 and Nov 16, a total of 8,427 illegal immigrants had been arrested.

Also nabbed were 351 human traffickers, 789 tekongs, 227 boats and 922 land vehicles.

“Authorities will continue to be on high alert to take action against those who attempt to enter the country illegally, ” he said on Tuesday (Nov 17).

On mandatory quarantine, Ismail Sabri said there are currently 10,386 individuals who are being quarantined at various facilities, including hotels.

Since the mandatory quarantine was enforced on July 24,396 individuals who returned to Malaysia were sent to hospital after their swab test came out positive for Covid-19.

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