MCO: 745 people arrested for MCO violations, 701 issued compounds

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  • Tuesday, 09 Feb 2021

PUTRAJAYA: Police have arrested 745 individuals for violating standard operating procedure during the movement control order.

Of those arrested, 701 were issued with compounds, 41 remanded and three were released on bail.

Senior Minister (Security) Datuk Seri Ismail Sabri Yaakob said among the offences committed nationwide on Monday (Feb 8) were failure to put on face masks in crowded public places, cross-border travel without police approval and not maintaining physical distancing.

The taskforce monitoring standard operating procedure compliance carried out checks at supermarkets, hawkers, factories and banks.

On Ops Benteng, Ismail Sabri said that enforcement authorities nabbed three illegal immigrants and seized six vehicles.

“Authorities detected 135 vessels in Malaysian waters during sighting activities carried out on Feb 8, ” he said on Tuesday (Feb 9).

On screening of foreign workers, 12,454 were tested for Covid-19 on Monday, of which 94 were confirmed positive.

Cumulatively, a total of 332,216 foreign workers had been tested involving 14,568 employers.

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