5 August 2020
A total of 127 individuals were found to have violated the Recovery Movement Control Order (RMCO) and its standard operating procedures (SOPs) yesterday.
Senior Defence Minister Datuk Seri Ismail Sabri Yaakob in a statement said of the total, eight were placed under remand, while 119 others were issued compounds for offences including failing to adhere to the SOP (65) and activities that hinder physical distancing (62).
He said the task force on SOP compliance, led by the police, conducted 64,656 inspections nationwide yesterday.
“Checks were conducted at 4,110 supermarkets; 6,083 restaurants; 1,325 stalls; 1,114 factories; 3,819 banks, and 797 government offices.
“Also inspected were 1,189 land transport terminals, 218 water transport terminals and 151 air transport terminals.”
Ismail said the police also mounted 63 Op Benteng roadblocks nationwide yesterday and checked 31,707 vehicles, with a foreigner was arrested for immigration-related offences.
On sanitisation, Ismail said nine sanitisation operations were conducted yesterday.
“They covered six zones including one Yellow Zone in four states, namely Kedah (four), Melaka (three), Pahang (one) and Sabah (one).
Meanwhile, 5,335 Malaysians had returned home via Kuala Lumpur International Airport and klia2 since July 24.
He said all of them had been placed at 21 hotels and five public training institute in Kuala Lumpur, Negri Sembilan, Penang, Kelantan, Sarawak, Selangor, Perak and Johor.
“Of the total, 13 individuals were sent to the hospitals for treatment.”
He said the returnees were from 28 countries – Philippines, Thailand, Indonesia, Cambodia, Singapore, Vietnam, Brunei, Qatar, Pakistan, Saudi Arabia, Hong Kong, India, United Arab Emirates, Japan, Turkey, South Korea, Iran, Nepal, Bangladesh, Taiwan, China, Netherlands, United Kingdom, Papua New Guinea, Egypt, Spain, France and Australia.
Ismail added the police had conducted 1,969 home quarantine SOP inspections to ensure compliance among those instructed to do 14-day home quarantine at their respective homes.
He said the action was taken against five people found flouting quarantine.
In the same statement, Ismail said, the Construction Industry Development Board (CIDB) had inspected 38 construction sites nationwide.
One construction site was found not complied with the SOPs, while another three sites were not in operation.