PETALING JAYA: An enhanced movement control order (MCO) will be enforced on Westlite's workers' quarters in Taman Perindustrian Tampoi Jaya, Johor Baru following a sharp increase of Covid-19 cases in the area, says Senior Minister Datuk Seri Ismail Sabri Yaakob.
The Defence Minister said the enhanced MCO will begin on Dec 26 until Jan 8,2021, involving 231 housing units and an estimated 3,116 residents.
"Screening within three days, from Dec 21 to Dec 23, saw a total of 115 from 3,116 of the residents testing positive for Covid-19, all of whom are foreign workers," he said in a statement on Friday (Dec 25).
On the compliance of the MCO regulations, police arrested 246 individuals.
Among the violations committed were activities at entertainment outlets (91 individuals), failing to prepare equipment to record customers' details (84), not wearing face masks (44), failure to comply with physical distancing (23) and not leaving contact details (4).
"Out of the total, 236 were given compounds and 10 were remanded," he said.
He said the compliance task force conducted checks on 5,744 supermarkets, 4,871 restaurants, 1,851 hawkers, 1,405 factories, 3,256 banks, and 636 government offices on Thursday.
"The task force also checked 968 land transport terminals, 276 water transport terminals and 85 air terminals," he said, adding that the checks were carried out by 2,955 teams involving 13,431 personnel.
Ismail said under Ops Benteng, police set up 112 roadblocks and arrested 76 illegal immigrants, two tekong and seized eight vehicles.
On sanitising operations of public places conducted by the Fire and Rescue Department and local governments, he said 13,032 operations were conducted since March 30 involving 137 zones.
"A total of 14,706 premises were sanitised involving 6,783 government buildings, 2,934 business centres, 1,693 housing areas, 2,939 public places and 357 supermarkets.
On mandatory quarantine, Ismail said 91,971 individuals had returned to Malaysia between July 24 and Dec 24.
"All of them were sent to 76 hotels and 17 civil training institutes and private institutions for quarantine.
"A total of 7,023 individuals are currently under quarantine, while 535 have been admitted to hospital," he said, adding that the remainder 84,233 were allowed to return home.
On construction sites, he said the Construction Industry Development Board (CIDB) conducted 14,079 checks at 8,025 construction sites.
"Yesterday, five sites were inspected and all of them complied with SOPs," he said.
Ismail also said the Domestic Trade and Consumer Affairs Ministry enforcement personnel on Sunday conducted checks on 664 businesses premises involved in 11 types of essential item supply.
"The premises included 476 retailers, 156 wholesalers and 32 manufacturers. Supply of essential items was sufficient and easy to obtain," he said.
He said enforcement personnel also checked 600 premises for SOP compliance and found that all were compliant.
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