Kamunting Correctional Centre under EMCO from today


KUALA LUMPUR: The Kamunting Correctional Centre and its officers quarters in Taiping, Perak, have been placed under the enhanced movement control order (MCO).

Senior Minister (Security) Datuk Seri Ismail Sabri Yaakob said the enhanced MCO would be effective today until Jan 12.

“As of Dec 24, the Health Ministry has conducted 1,490 screenings on the detainees and 50 of them tested positive for Covid-19.

“The enhanced MCO is in place to control the existing cluster and prevent infections among other detainees, staff, family members or the outside community, ” he said yesterday.

He also reported that compounds were issued to 142 individuals for violating the recovery MCO.

“Among the offences committed on Monday were not wearing face masks and failure to maintain physical distancing, ” Ismail Sabri said.

The task force monitoring SOP compliance carried out 40,152 inspections nationwide on Monday, including at 3,401 supermarkets, 4,567 restaurants and 3,205 banks.

Ops Benteng resulted in the arrest of 16 undocumented immigrants while three land vehicles were seized following 110 roadblocks conducted nationwide.

Meanwhile, Ismail Sabri said 93,728 individuals had returned to Malaysia since July 24.

“There are 7,518 people still undergoing mandatory quarantine at government-designated stations, ” he said,

He also announced that the Domestic Trade and Consumer Affairs Ministry performed 535 checks on 12 types of goods and the supply of necessities was sufficient.

The ministry also conducted 873 checks on premises and found that all of them had adhered to the SOP, he added.

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