Ismail Sabri: 230 arrested by cops for various SOP violations


PUTRAJAYA: The police have arrested 230 individuals for various standard operating procedure violations, said Senior Minister Datuk Seri Ismail Sabri Yaakob.

He said that among the offences reported were a failure to register details (77), not wearing face masks (52), activities and entertainment centres (31), a a lack of social distancing (14) and failure to provide customers with registration facilities (2).

The task force monitoring SOP compliance on April 20 had carried out 65,593 checks, including at 4,409 supermarkets, restaurants (4,981), factories (2,093), banks (3,987), government offices (1,169) and hawkers (4,321).

On Ops Benteng, he said that enforcement authorities arrested eight illegal immigrants and seized four land vehicles on Tuesday (April 20).

“Authorities also detected the presence of 180 vessels in Malaysian waters during four sighting activities, ” he said on Wednesday (April 21).

Ismail Sabri also reported that 478 foreign workers were tested for Covid-19 on Tuesday, of which three tested positive for the coronavirus.

Cumulatively, the Human Resources Ministry recorded that 686,615 foreign workers had been screened to date, involving 35,415 employers.

The government had made it mandatory for all foreign workers to undergo screening effective Feb 1.

The minister also said that 686 individuals had arrived at international entry points on Tuesday and all were sent to quarantine stations.

Cumulatively since July 24 last year, a total of 180,910 individuals who returned were sent to hotels and other facilities to observe quarantine.

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