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432 nabbed for violating SOP, says Ismail Sabri


KUALA LUMPUR: Some 400 people were caught flouting Covid-19 Movement Control Order standard operating procedures (SOP) on Friday.

Senior Minister (Security Cluster) Datuk Seri Ismail Sabri Yaakob said of the 432 nabbed, 414 were slapped with a compound each, and the remaining 18 were remanded.

Failure to prepare registrati­on equipment for customers also topped the list of offences and accounted for 108 cases.

The other offences comprised failure to adhere to physical distancing (106), not wearing face masks (96), and unauthoris­ed interdistr­ict and interstate travel (51).

Another 42 were caught outside their homes without valid reasons.

“Eighteen people were caught for gambling, 10 premises were operating beyond stipulated hours, and the remaining one was detained for other offences,” he said yesterday.

Police conducted 78,831 checks nationwide, including on 6,207 restaurant­s, 4,397 supermarke­ts, 4,130 banks, 2,604 hawkers, 2,323 markets, 1,504 factories and 812 government offices.

Also inspected were 4,113 places of worship, 1,633 recreation­al areas, 1,469 land transport terminals, 242 water transport terminals and 134 air transport terminals.

Under Op Benteng, 27 undocument­ed foreigners were arrested, and two boats and one land vehicle were seized.

Ismail Sabri said 467 roadblocks were mounted across the country.

Meanwhile, 95 sanitisati­on operations were carried out throughout the country, involving 29 red zones, 11 orange zones, 10 yellow zones and one green zone.

“A total of 1,318 people who returned from abroad yesterday (Friday) were placed under quarantine.”

The Domestic Trade and Consumer Affairs Ministry had conducted SOP compliance checks on 1,594 premises, with 1,582 found to have observed the SOP. The others were given advice.

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