KUALA LUMPUR, Aug 11 — A total of 230 individuals were detained by the authorities yesterday for violating recovery movement control order (RMCO) regulations, said Datuk Seri Ismail Sabri Yaakob.
The senior minister said of that figure, 13 were remanded, while two were allowed police bail. The remaining 215 were issued compounds.
“Among the violations were nightclub and pub activities (22), crowded places where physical distancing cannot be practised (128), premises open beyond set operating hours (1), violation of standard operating procedures (49), violation of home quarantine procedures (2), as well as not wearing face masks (26),” said Ismail Sabri in his daily Covid-19 security statement today.
Ismail Sabri said the compliance operation task force consisting of 12,213 personnel, led by the police, conducted 69,896 inspections yesterday, including on 4,131 supermarkets, 6,098 restaurants, 1,800 hawkers, 3.769 banks and 1,061 government offices.
On the issue of national border controls under Ops Benteng, Ismail Sabri said a total of 2,931 illegal immigrants, 625 skippers and 167 smugglers were arrested from May 1 to August 10.
He said the police seized 122 boats or sea vessels and 303 vehicles during that period.
“The police also conducted 65 roadblocks and checked 27,200 vehicles. They managed to arrest two individuals for immigration offences,” he added.
Apart from that, from July 24 until August 10, 9,498 individuals have returned from abroad and been quarantined in 58 hotels and five Public Training Centres in Kuala Lumpur, Negri Sembilan, Penang, Kelantan, Sarawak, Selangor, Perak, Perlis, Kedah, Labuan dan Johor.
From these numbers, 20 individuals were sent to hospital while 1,896 were discharged and allowed to go home.
“The police also conducted 1,445 spot checks on individuals who are undergoing their mandatory home quarantine period.
“The Health Ministry and police will continue to be vigilant against those who break the standard operating procedures (SOP). Thus far, action has been taken against nine individuals for failing to adhere to these SOPs,” added Ismail Sabri.
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