Ismail Sabri: 248 issued compounds for violating MCO regulations, one remanded


PETALING JAYA: Police arrested 249 individuals for failing to comply with movement control order (MCO) regulations on Friday (Dec 18), says Senior Minister Datuk Seri Ismail Sabri Yaakob.

The Defence Minister said among the offences were failure to comply with physical distancing (132 individuals), not wearing masks (63 individuals) and not leaving contact details (54 individuals).

“A total of 248 individuals were given compounds and one was remanded, ” he said in statement Saturday (Dec 19).

The task force on standard operating procedure (SOP) compliance also conducted 47,811 checks, involving at 3,549 supermarkets, 4,761 restaurants, 1,794 hawkers, 1,144 factories, 3,321 banks and 548 government offices.

“A total of 962 land transport terminals, 245 water transport terminals, as well as 111 air transport terminals, were also monitored, ” he said.

Ismail said enforcement authorities nabbed 46 illegal immigrants, two tekongs (skippers) and seized eight land vehicles, with 118 roadblocks set up on Friday.

Meanwhile, pubic sanitisation operations, which are regulated under the Housing and Local Government Ministry, have since March 30 been conducted 12,834 times in 137 zones.

“A total of 14,600 premises have been sanitised, involving 2,921 business centres, 1,690 residential areas including PPR, 2,905 public places, 357 supermarkets and 6,727 government buildings, ” he said.

On Friday, he said, 40 sanitisation operations were conducted across 14 red zones, three orange zones, 12 yellow zones and three green zones, involving 11 states and two federal territories.

On mandatory quarantines, a total of 88,827 individuals who have returned to the country between July 24 to Dec 18 have undergone quarantine at 73 hotels and 16 public training institutes and private education institutes across the country.

“Out of the total, 8,357 individuals are still undergoing the mandatory quarantine, while 532 individuals have been sent to hospital for treatment.

“A total of 79,938 individuals were allowed to return home. The individuals had returned from 36 countries, including Cambodia, Thailand, India and others,” he said.

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