Johor cops issue 82 compound notices worth RM210,500 during first two days of lockdown

JOHOR BARU: Some 82 compound notices amounting to RM210,500 have been issued statewide during the first two days of lockdown here.

Johor police chief Comm Datuk Ayob Khan Mydin Pitchay said that a total of 470 standard operating procedure (SOP) monitoring teams involving 1,598 policemen have been assigned to check on SOP compliance during the lockdown.

"Some 17,512 premises have been checked during the first two days of the lockdown. This includes malls, commercial, industrial, recreational and educational centres, restaurants, transport terminals, business premises and places of worship.

"As of June 2, the compliance rate towards the SOP stands at 97%," he said in a statement Thursday (June 3).

He added that some 69 roadblocks have also been set up at various locations in Johor involving 1,046 enforcement officers from various departments.

"A total of 43 of these roadblocks are mounted at highways, state and district borders, three at enhanced movement control order (MCO) areas in the Segamat and Kluang districts, eight under Ops Benteng while 15 are mobile roadblocks at the Johor Baru South, Iskandar Puteri, Seri Alam and Kulai areas.

"The police have also received a total of 3,384 applications to cross state and district borders on June 1 and 2 where 3,296 were approved while 88 were rejected," he said.

He added that a total of 235 vehicles have also been told to turn back at roadblocks during the same period.

"We have issued a total of 82 compound notices on the first two days of the lockdown alone with fines amounting to RM210,500.

"Most common offences include not wearing face masks, not scanning QR code using the MySejahtera application, not checking temperatures when entering buildings, failing to practise physical distancing and having more than the allowed number of passengers in one car," he said.

Comm Ayob said that the police are also working together with several departments such as the Health Department, local authorities, the Labour Department and the Occupational Safety and Health Department (DOSH) to beef up enforcement.

"A total of 375 premises were checked during an integrated Covid-19 operation with several departments on the first two days of the lockdown.

"Operations will be conducted continuously at areas with active Covid-19 clusters as well as localities listed under the Hotspots Identification for Dynamic Engagement (HIDE) system," he said.

He added that the operations are being conducted at industrial, economic, distribution and construction sectors as well as places of worship.

"We urge the public to continue adhering to the SOP to support the government's effort to stop the spread of Covid-19," he said.

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