Ismail Sabri: Six nabbed for breaching SOP on Friday (April 2)


PETALING JAYA: Six individuals were arrested by authorities for breaching Covid-19 standard operating procedures (SOP), says Senior Minister Datuk Seri Ismail Sabri Yaakob.

He said five were issued compounds on Friday (April 2), while another was remanded.

"Three of them failed to provide their personal information via MySejahtera or manually, while two of them had crossed states/districts without permission. Another did not wear a face mask," he said in a statement on Saturday (April 3).

The task force monitoring the SOP compliance spearheaded by the police conducted 64,070 checks all over the country, he said.

Ismail Sabri also said under Ops Benteng, one undocumented migrant was arrested, while five smugglers and three land vehicles were seized.

"A total of 88 boats were also detected at the country's waters through four scouting activities. One boat was expelled from our waters," he added.

At the same time, Ismail Sabri said 1,422 individuals who arrived at international borders were placed at quarantine stations across the country.

He said since July 24, a total of 162,471 individuals cumulatively have been placed in 74 hotels and eight public training institutes and private education institutions across the country.

"From that figure, 7,047 individuals have been quarantined and 154,194 individuals were allowed to return, while 1,230 were brought to hospital," he added.

Meanwhile, Ismail Sabri said 1,260 foreigners were screened for Covid-19 and six were found to be positive.

He cited figures by the Human Resources Ministry, saying that there had been 671,148 foreign workers who were screened for Covid-19, involving 34,801 employers.

"From that figure, 10,142 were found to be positive while 661,006 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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