96 held at pubs, nightclubs for flouting RMCO rules

Senior Minister for Security Ismail Sabri Yaakob says 151 individuals were fined and 14 remanded for various offences under the recovery movement control order yesterday.

PETALING JAYA: Police arrested 165 individuals for various offences under the recovery movement control order (RMCO) yesterday, including 96 at pubs and nightclubs.

Senior Minister for Security Ismail Sabri Yaakob said 151 were fined and 14 remanded.

He said the others arrested included 67 for flouting Covid-19 SOPs and two for engaging in activities which made social distancing difficult.

In a statement, Ismail said 2,745 task force teams involving 12,789 personnel conducted checks at 3,786 supermarkets, 5,498 restaurants and 1,733 hawker stalls, 1,007 factories, 3,569 banks and 741 government offices.

The task force members also monitored 1,204 land transport terminals, 259 water transport terminals and 88 air transport terminals.

He said operations against illegal immigrants continued, with police checking 47,782 vehicles at 70 roadblocks. One immigrant was detained.

Ismail also said 11,049 individuals who arrived through the Kuala Lumpur International Airport (KLIA) had been screened for Covid-19 from June 10 to July 4.

Of the number, 11,001 were found negative but were instructed to undergo mandatory isolation at home. Forty-eight were tested positive and taken to hospital.

Yesterday, 771 Malaysians arrived at KLIA and klia2 from Indonesia, Singapore, the United Arab Emirates, Thailand, South Korea, Qatar and Australia. All but one were told to go on 14 days’ mandatory home quarantine.

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