KUALA LUMPUR: Police have arrested 158 individuals for various movement control order (MCO) violations.
Senior Minister (Security) Datuk Seri Ismail Sabri Yaakob said 131 individuals were compounded while 27 others were remanded on Saturday (April 17).
"The violations were for not observing physical distancing (49), not having proper entry logs and equipment (31), not wearing face masks (17), entertainment outlet activities (seven) and 54 other offences.
"The compliance operations task force comprising 14,788 personnel in 3,317 teams conducted 63,809 checks," he said in a statement on Sunday (April 18).
He said they checked 4,473 supermarkets, 5,109 restaurants, 1,944 factories, 3,882 banks, 773 government offices and 4,317 hawkers.
"They also monitored 2,220 markets and farmers markets, 3,469 places of worship, 1,375 land transport terminals, 376 water transport terminals and 115 airport terminals.
Meanwhile, under Ops Benteng, Ismail Sabri said they seized eight vehicles on Saturday and deported 10 illegal immigrants.
On screening foreign workers, he said 1,348 foreigners were screened on Saturday and only one tested positive.
"So far, 684,999 screenings were conducted involving 35,350 employers with 10,222 positive cases recorded.
"A total of 1,544 clinics are involved in the screening programme," he said.
Ismail Sabri said 820 individuals arrived in Malaysia on Saturday and were placed under mandatory quarantine.
"Cumulatively since July 24,2020,177,574 individuals returned with 7,551 of them ordered to quarantine while 1,459 others were taken to hospital," he said.