PUTRAJAYA: A total of 115 individuals were arrested for not wearing face masks while out in crowded public places on Tuesday (Jan 12), says Senior Minister Datuk Seri Ismail Sabri Yaakob.
They were among 253 individuals who were arrested by the police Tuesday, one day before the movement control order was enforced.
Police had also taken action against 11 people for not practising social distancing, 88 premises for not registering details of their customers, 16 individuals for partaking in activities at entertainment centers and 23 premises for operating beyond permitted hours.
Ismail Sabri said the taskforce monitoring SOP compliance had carried out 47,237 checks nationwide on Tuesday,
This includes supermarkets (3,416), restaurants (4,561), hawkers (1,719), factories (1,335), banks (3,169) and government officers (605).
“Authorities carrying out Ops Benteng reported that 18 illegal immigrants and three tekongs were arrested on Jan 12.
“Let it be reminded that we will continue to take stern action against foreigners attempting to smuggle into the country, ” he said on Wednesday (Jan 13).
Ismail Sabri said since July 24, last year 103,054 individuals had returned to Malaysia and had been placed under quarantine in government designation stations.
Currently, there are 8,474 people undergoing quarantine.
He also said that on Tuesday, authorities from the Construction Industry Development Board had checked 19 construction sites nationwide and found these places to have adhered to SOPs.
Since April 20,2020, a total of 14,269 checks were carried out, involving 8,082 constriction sites throughout the country.
On food essentials, the minister said that the enforcement team from the Domestic Trade and Consumer Affairs Ministry had monitored the supply of 11 goods in 747 premises including retailers, wholesalers and manufacturers.
“The supply of essential food items is enough and can meet consumers' continuous demand, ” he said.
Ismail Sabri said reminded the public that with the movement control order as well as conditional and recovery MCO now in place, it is important for them to look after their health and follow SOPs to help break the Covid-19 chain of infection.
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