KUALA LUMPUR: 482 individuals were detained for violating the Covid-19 standard operating procedures (SOP) on Saturday (July 24).
Deputy Prime Minister Datuk Seri Ismail Sabri Yaakob said compound notices were issued to 457 individuals while 11 others were remanded and 14 were released on bail.
"We hope the public will continue to adhere to the SOPs. Our ultimate goal is to break the chain of Covid-19 infections," he said in a statement on Sunday (July 25).
On Ops Benteng, Ismail Sabri said eight undocumented immigrants were detained and two land vehicles were seized on Saturday.
"Authorities conducted 890 roadblocks nationwide," he added.
He also announced that 699 individuals arrived in the country on Saturday and they were placed under mandatory quarantine.
"Cumulatively, 256,099 individuals have returned to Malaysia since July 24 last year.
"9,476 individuals are still under quarantine, 243,042 have been discharged while 3,581 others were sent to hospitals for treatment," he said.
On screenings for foreign workers, Ismail Sabri said to date, 701,391 workers have been tested involving 36,474 employers.
"Out of the total number, 10,488 workers tested positive for Covid-19.
"Screenings for foreigner workers have been made compulsory since Feb 1," he said.