Covid-19: 355 nabbed for SOP violations, 25 remanded


PUTRAJAYA: Police have arrested 355 individuals for various standard operating procedure violations on Tuesday (July 27), says Senior Minister Datuk Seri Hishammuddin Hussein.

Of those arrested, 330 individuals were slapped with compound notices while 25 were remanded.

The taskforce monitoring standard operating procedure compliance had carried out 85,520 checks involving 19,351 personnel on Tuesday, Hishammuddin said.

He said enforcement officials had ordered 52 premises comprising 10 factories, 39 business premises and three construction sites to close for failing to comply with standard operating procedures.

He added that the authorities had carried out checks at 1,975 factories, 14,782 business premises, 979 construction sites and 283 workers’ hostels.

“On Ops Benteng, enforcement authorities were reported to have arrested 17 illegal immigrants and seized 25 land vehicles,” he said on Wednesday (July 28).

Hishammuddin said that 614 individuals had returned to Malaysia on Tuesday and all were sent to observe mandatory quarantine at government designated stations.

Since July 24 last year, a total of 257,585 individuals had returned and were sent for quarantine at 83 hotels and 11 training institutes nationwide.

Hishammuddin said that 262 disinfection exercises were conducted on July 27 at 97 red zones, two amber and one yellow zone, respectively.

He also said that the enhanced movement control order placed on several localities in Sabah will be lifted on July 29.

They are at Blocks 2, 6 and 9 PPR Taman Mesra in Sandakan, Taman Melalam in Sipitang and Kampung Landung Ayang in Kudat.

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