Details of SOPs for Jan 13-26 MCO will only be announced Tuesday (Jan 12), says Ismail Sabri

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  • Monday, 11 Jan 2021

PETALING JAYA: Further standard operating procedures (SOPs) for the tightened movement control order (MCO) announced by the Prime Minister on Monday (Jan 11) will only be revealed Tuesday (Jan 12), says Senior Minister Datuk Seri Ismail Sabri Yaakob.

In his daily update, the Defence Minister said the Education Ministry, International Trade and Industry Ministry and the Works Ministry will also be issuing announcements on the various SOPs Tuesday.

"The Prime Minister has announced an MCO with tightened SOPs. However, I will only announce the details of the SOPs in my media conference tomorrow at 5pm," Ismail said Monday.

On the routine updates, Ismail said there were 41,801 inspections on Sunday (Jan 10) by the compliance task force at supermarkets, restaurants, stalls, factories, banks and government departments as well as transport terminals.

"On Jan 10, 572 individuals were arrested for not complying with the MCO. Of that, 571 were given compounds while one was remanded with most of the offences being not wearing face masks and participating in entertainment centre activities," he said.

He also said there were arrests of human traffickers as well as migrants without documents.

Sanitation of public places at red, yellow and green zones continued involving 10 states and one federal territory.

Most of the operations were in Johor.

"As of Jan 10, the Human Resources Ministry said that 131,140 migrant workers had undergone screening tests, with 783 clinics involved," said Ismail.

He also said that the enhanced MCO ends Monday at Madrasah Daril Naim, Padang Halban, Mukim Peringat, Madrasah Daril Naim, Padang Halban, Mukim Peringat - all in Kota Baru, Kelantan and Kg Paginatan and Kg Maringkan, Ranau - both in Sabah.

"The enhanced MCO at the Kamunting Correctional Centre as well as its staff living quarters in Taiping, Perak ends on Jan 12. However, the blocks with detainees have an extended enhanced MCO until Jan 26," said Ismail.

Earlier, Prime Minister Tan Sri Muhyiddin Yassin announced a two-week MCO for five states and the Federal Territories of Kuala Lumpur; conditional MCO in six other states and recovery MCO in Perlis and Sarawak.

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