Police arrest 321 people for violating MCO on Monday (Feb 22), says Ismail Sabri

PUTRAJAYA: Police arrested 321 individuals for violating Covid-19 standard operating procedures (SOPs) on Monday (Feb 22), says Senior Minister Datuk Seri Ismail Sabri Yaakob.

Of those arrested by the taskforce monitoring SOP compliance, 286 were slapped with compounds, 29 remanded and six were released on bail.

Among offences include attempting inter-state travel without permission, failure to record customers’ detail, no social distancing, not wearing face masks while out in public areas (49), partaking in activities at entertainment centres and leaving the house without valid reason.

The Defence Minister said the taskforce had also carried out checks on 67,979 premises, including supermarkets, banks, government offices and factories.

On Ops Benteng, he said enforcement officers arrested 17 illegal immigrants and four tekongs on Monday.

“Enforcement authorities also sighted the presence of 34 vessels in Malaysian waters, ” he said Tuesday (Feb 23).

On foreign worker screenings, he said 97 out of 15,399 workers screened on Monday tested positive for Covid-19.

Ismail Sabri said that 653 individuals had returned to the country on Feb 22 and all were sent to observe quarantine at government-designated stations.

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