Ismail Sabri: 528 detained over MCO violations on Saturday (Jan 9)

PETALING JAYA: A total of 528 individuals were detained for various MCO violations on Saturday (Jan 9), says Datuk Seri Ismail Sabri Yaakob.

The Senior Minister said of this total, 525 were issued compounds with three others remanded for further investigations.

"Among the violations committed were for nightclub activities (203), not wearing face masks (149), failure to prepare entry logs and equipment (101),

failure to observe physical distancing (73) and others (2)," he said in a statement on Sunday (Jan 10).

He also said the compliance operations task force led by police had conducted 31,155 checks to monitor and enforce the standard operating procedures (SOP).

He added that 2,946 monitoring teams involving 10,581 personnel had also carried out checks on 2,946 supermarkets, 3,453 restaurants, 1,472 hawkers, 1,390 factories, 2,540 banks and 347 government offices including 54 transport terminals.

Meanwhile, Ismail Sabri said under Ops Benteng, police had set up 111 roadblocks and arrested 38 undocumented migrants. Three vehicles were seized.

On mandatory quarantine, Ismail Sabri said 101,163 people had returned to Malaysia between July 24 last year and Jan 9 from 36 countries.

"They were placed under quarantine at 75 hotels and 17 institutes serving as quarantine centres.

"Of this total, 7,892 are currently undergoing mandatory quarantine while 540 were sent to hospital for treatment," he said, adding that 92,731 were allowed to go home.

On construction sites, he said the Construction Industry Development Board (CIDB) conducted 14,231 checks at 8,064 construction sites nationwide.

He said enforcement offices carried out checks on eight construction sites around the country where seven were found to be in compliance with SOP, while one was not operating.

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