Ismail Sabri says 318 arrested for RMCO violations including 113 for not maintaining physical distance

Keertan Ayamany
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Senior Minister Datuk Seri Ismail Sabri Yaakob during a press conference at the Perdana Putra building in Kuala Lumpur October 3, 2020. — Bernama pic
Senior Minister Datuk Seri Ismail Sabri Yaakob during a press conference at the Perdana Putra building in Kuala Lumpur October 3, 2020. — Bernama pic

KUALA LUMPUR, Nov 20 — Police arrested 318 people yesterday for violating standard operating procedures (SOPs) of the recovery movement control order (RMCO), said Senior Defence Minister Datuk Seri Ismail Sabri Yaakob.

He said that 11 individuals were remanded, while the remaining 307 were issued compounds.

Ismail added that the most common offence committed yesterday was failure to maintain physical distancing, which accounted for 113 arrests.

“Another 64 arrests were due to either premises failing to provide check-in equipment, or of those who did not record their personal details when entering a premise.

“Other arrests include 63 who did not wear face masks, and 34 who crossed state or district borders without permission,” Ismail said during a press conference today.

He said a further 44 were arrested for miscellaneous violations.

The Compliance Operation Task Force headed by the police conducted 59,757 checks yesterday of various locations including supermarkets, restaurants, hawker centres, farmers’ markets, religious sites and recreational sites.

Ismail said Ops Benteng — an effort to curb the entry of undocumented migrants — resulted in 24 arrests and the seizure of six land vehicles.

He added that 51 sanitisation operations were conducted yesterday across Melaka, Sabah Penang, Pahang, Kedah, Negri Sembilan, Johor, Sarawak, Perlis, Kuala Lumpur and Labuan.

Furthermore, from July 24 to yesterday, he said a total of 71,347 people had returned to Malaysia from overseas.

Of that number, 10,215 are quarantined at designated quarantine centres, whilst 404 are at hospitals for treatment. The remaining 60,728 have been discharged and allowed to go home.

Ismail added that checks by the Domestic Trade and Consumer Affairs Ministry showed that essential goods were sufficient and easily available nationwide.

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