Ismail Sabri: Those under home quarantine to wear monitoring devices

PUTRAJAYA: Individuals under home surveillance orders who have been categorised as close contacts of those confirmed positive for Covid-19 must wear monitoring devices when undergoing home quarantine from next week.

Senior Minister (Security) Datuk Seri Ismail Sabri Yaakob said this was for monitoring purposes but did not elaborate further.

On enforcement and monitoring activities, he said police arrested 301 individuals for various standard operating procedure (SOP) violations on Monday (May 3).

He said that among the offences reported were failure to register details when entering premises (127), not wearing face masks (70) and no physical distancing (19).

Of those arrested, 293 individuals were slapped with compounds while the remaining eight were remanded.

The task force monitoring SOP compliance on May 3 carried out 70,851 checks at supermarkets, restaurants, factories, banks, government offices and hawker centres.

On Ops Benteng, enforcement authorities arrested nine illegal immigrants and seized four land vehicles on Monday.

"Authorities also detected the presence of 173 vessels in Malaysian waters during sighting activities," he said on Tuesday (May 4).

The Minister also said that 1,008 individuals had arrived at international entry points on Monday and all were sent to quarantine stations.

Cumulatively since July 24 last year, a total of 195,229 individuals who returned were sent to hotels and other facilities to observe quarantine.

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