SOP violations: 525 nabbed on Wednesday (July 21)

PUTRAJAYA: Police have nabbed 525 individuals for various standard operating procedure violations.

The offences include cross-border travel without permission/eating at premises, no social distancing, failure to register when entering premises, failure to abide by the movement control order, and premises which did not follow SOP.

Of those nabbed on Wednesday (July 21), 449 individuals were slapped with compound notices, 68 were remanded and eight were released on bail.

The task force monitoring SOP compliance had checked 78,604 premises involving 17,966 personnel on Wednesday, said Deputy Prime Minister Datuk Seri Ismail Sabri Yaakob.

This includes checks on 1,735 factories, 15,285 business premises, 771 construction sites and 266 workers' hostels.

“Enforcement authorities issued closure orders on 34 premises comprising four factories and 30 business premises for failing to comply with the SOP,” he said on Thursday (July 22).

Ismail Sabri said that 455 individuals had returned to Malaysia on Wednesday and all were sent to observe mandatory quarantine at government-designated stations.

Since July 24 last year, a total of 253,572 individuals had returned and were sent for quarantine at 83 hotels and 11 training institutes nationwide.

A total of 129 disinfection exercises were carried out nationwide on July 21 at 52 red zones, two amber and five yellow zones.

Ismail Sabri said the operation involved 605 firemen and 221 local council personnel.

Cumulatively 33,375 of such operations had been carried out since March last year including at business premises, housing areas, public spaces, supermarkets and government buildings.

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