Ismail Sabri: 91 issued compounds for SOP violations on Thursday (April 1), nine remanded


PETALING JAYA: The authorities took action against 100 individuals for not observing standard operating procedures (SOP) under the ongoing conditional movement control order (MCO), says Senior Minister Datuk Seri Ismail Sabri Yaakob.

He said 91 people were issued compounds on Thursday (April 1), while another nine were remanded.

Of the total, 89 were fined for not maintaining social distancing, 10 for travelling across districts and states without approval, he said in a statement on Friday (April 2).

The task force monitoring the SOP compliance spearheaded by the police conducted 53,389 checks all over the country, he said.

Ismail Sabri also said under Ops Benteng, a total of 60 undocumented immigrants were arrested, 10 vessels and a land vehicle were seized.

"Ninety boats were also detected at the country's waters through eight scouting activities. Eleven undocumented immigrants were deported," he said.

At the same time, Ismail Sabri said 1,155 individuals who arrived at international borders were placed at quarantine stations across the country.

He said since July 24,161,044 individuals cumulatively have been placed in 77 hotels and eight public training institutes and private education institutions across the country.

"From that figure, 6,924 individuals have been quarantined and 152,899 individuals were allowed to return while 1,221 were brought to hospital," he added.

Meanwhile, Ismail Sabri said 1,992 foreigners were screened for Covid-19 and 20 were found to be positive.

He cited figures by the Human Resources Ministry, saying that there have been 669,888 foreign workers involving 34,742 employers tested for Covid-19.

"From that figure, 10,136 were found to be positive while 659,752 were negative for the virus," he said, adding that it involved 1,542 clinics.

"As mentioned, the Covid-19 screening is compulsory for all foreign workers beginning Feb 1 this year," he said.

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