MCO violations: Action taken against 1,388 people on Jan 1, says Ismail Sabri

KUALA LUMPUR: Action was taken against 1,388 individuals for violating the recovery MCO on Friday (Jan 1), says Senior Minister Datuk Seri Ismail Sabri Yaakob.

The Defence Minister said compounds were issued to 1,352 individuals while 32 were remanded and four released on bail on the first of day of the new year.

"Among the offences were taking part in activities at entertainment centres, failure to maintain physical distancing and not wearing face masks.

"The compliance operation task force conducted 48,316 checks nationwide, including at 3,371 supermarkets, 4,465 restaurants and 3,251 banks," he said in a statement Saturday (Jan 2).

On Ops Benteng, 95 undocumented immigrants were detained on Friday, he added.

"The authorities conducted 105 roadblocks nationwide.

"We will take stern action against anyone who attempts to enter the country illegally," he said.

Meanwhile, Ismail Sabri also said that 96,312 individuals returned to Malaysia since July 24.

"A total of 7,547 people are still undergoing mandatory quarantine at 76 hotels, 16 public training institues and higher learning institues.

"A total of 540 people were sent to hospitals for treatment while 88,225 have been discharged and allowed to go home," he added.

On supply of basic necessities, the Domestic Trade and Consumer Affairs Ministry (KPDNHEP) conducted 604 checks on 11 items on Friday, Ismail Sabri said.

"The checks were conducted on various businesses including wholesalers and traders.

"The supply of necessities for the nation is sufficient," he said.

KPDNHEP also conducted 473 checks on compliance to standard operating procedure (SOP), he added.

"All premises adhered to the SOP and regulations.

"We urge traders and consumers to always practise physical distancing, wearing of face masks and maintaining good hygiene especially when conducting business transactions," he said.

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