PUTRAJAYA: Police have arrested 841 people for various standard operating procedure (SOP) violations.
Top of the list of offences was crossing border without permission or eating at premises (170), followed by no social distancing (165), not putting on a face mask (157), failure to register details at premises (103), failure to abide by movement control order (91), ferrying excess passengers (87), activities at entertainment centres (32), premises failing to comply with orders (12) and other offences (24).
Of those arrested on June 15, 821 were slapped with compound notices while 20 were remanded.
The task force monitoring SOP compliance also checked 99,153 premises on Tuesday (June 15), including supermarkets, restaurants, factories, banks, government offices and hawkers.
Also checked were wet markets or pasar tani, places of worship, recreational places and sea transport terminals.
On Ops Benteng, Senior Minister Datuk Seri Ismail Sabri Yaakob said 10 undocumented migrants were arrested and four land vehicles, as well as three boats, were seized.
“Enforcement authorities also detected the presence of 221 boats in Malaysian waters during nine sighting activities,” he said on Wednesday (June 16).
On the screening of foreign workers, Ismail Sabri said 55 individuals were screened on Tuesday and none were found to be positive for Covid-19.
Cumulatively, 699,125 foreign workers had been screened, involving 36,258 employers.
The government has made it mandatory for all foreign workers to be screened from Feb 1.
Ismail Sabri also said that 556 individuals arrived in Malaysia on June 15, all of whom were sent to undergo quarantine at government-designated stations.
Since July 24 last year, a total of 227,362 individuals had returned to the country and were quarantined at 78 hotels and nine training institutes.