More than 300 Issued Fines for Flouting Covid-19 SOP

KUALA LUMPUR: Police slapped 310 people with compounds fines for flouting standard operating procedures (SOP) yesterday.

Three others were placed in remand, and two others released on bail.

Senior Minister (Security Cluster) Datuk Seri Ismail Sabri Yaakob said the arrests were made during 63,915 inspections conducted by the task force on SOP compliance at various public places yesterday.

“A total of 3,655 supermarkets; 5,139 restaurants; 1,213 factories; 1,863 markets; 2,843 places of worship and 1,301 recreational places were checked by the task force.

“The offences include failure to wear face masks (86), failure to practice physical distancing (75), failure to record visitor details (63), engaging in activities at entertainment outlets (39), making inter-district and inter-state travel in states under Conditional Movement Control Order (CMCO) and others (29),” he said via Facebook live today.

Meanwhile, 17 illegal immigrants and one tekong (boat captain) were detained while another six land vehicles were seized under the ongoing Op Benteng yesterday.

A total of 275 Op Benteng roadblocks were mounted separately nationwide by the police, Malaysian Border Security Agency (Aksem) and the armed forces yesterday.

Ismail Sabri also said 54 sanitisation operations were conducted at 10 states and two federal territories, namely Sabah (15), Melaka (10), Negri Sembilan (eight), Penang (six), Kedah (four), Pahang, Perak, Sarawak and Selangor (two each), and one each in Perlis, Kuala Lumpur and Labuan.

He added a total of 70,017 individuals had returned to the country between July 24 and Nov 17.

“Of the total, 10,353 returnees are undergoing mandatory quarantine at 72 hotels and 22 other premises nationwide,” he said, adding that 404 people were taken to hospitals for further treatment, while 59,260 individuals have been discharged and allowed to go home.

Source: https://www.nst.com.my/news/nation/2020/11/642299/more-300-issued-fines-flouting-covid-19-sop

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