Ismail Sabri: Six hauled up for flouting safety rules


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

He said of the total, five were issued compounds on Friday while another was remanded.

“Three of them failed to provide their personal information either via MySejahtera or manually, two of them had crossed state/district borders without permission, while another did not wear a face mask, ” he said in a statement yesterday.

The task force monitoring 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 immigrant was arrested, while five smugglers were picked up and three vehicles were seized.

“Eighty eight boats were also detected in the country’s waters and one of them was driven away 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 cumulative total of 162,471 individuals had 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 sent to hospitals, ” he said.

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

Citing figures from the Human Resources Ministry, he said a cumulative total of 671,148 foreign workers from 34,801 employers had been screened.

“From that figure, 10,142 were found to be positive, while 661,006 were negative, ” he said, adding that it involved 1,542 clinics.

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

On a separate matter, he said two areas in Sarawak would be placed under the enhanced movement control order from today until April 17.

He explained that the government decided to enforce the enhanced MCO in Kampung Binyu Baru in Samarahan and Kampung Binyu Lama in Kuching, following a rapid increase of cases.

He also said the infectivity rate in the community was high.

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