Ismail Sabri: 134 Arrested for Covid-19 SOP Violations on Monday (March 15)

PUTRAJAYA: The police arrested 134 individuals for violations of standard operating procedures, including one person for violating an enhanced movement control order, says Datuk Seri Ismail Sabri Yaakob.

The Senior Minister said that 127 of those arrested on Monday (March 15) were issued compounds, while seven were remanded.

He added that a failure to record the details of customers, not wearing face masks, a lack of social distancing, operating beyond permitted hours and cross-border travel without permission were among the violations committed.

He added that the task force monitoring SOP compliance carried out 67,598 checks, including at supermarkets, hawkers, places of worship, banks and government offices.

“On Ops Benteng, enforcement authorities nabbed 10 illegal immigrants, seized one boat and three land vehicles. The authorities also detected the presence of 77 vessels in Malaysian waters, ” he said on Tuesday (March 16).

Ismail Sabri also said that 4,957 foreign workers were screened for Covid-19 on March 15, of which 71 were tested positive.

According to Human Resources Ministry figures, 623,443 foreign workers had been sent for swab tests involving more than 32,000 employers.

He also reported the return of 613 individuals to Malaysia via international gateways on Monday, adding that all were sent to government-designated quarantine stations.


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