328 arrested at nightclubs, pubs and for group activities

SOP compliance task force teams have been monitoring public adherence to health and safety measures to curb the spread of Covid-19.

PETALING JAYA: A total of 383 people were detained yesterday for flouting SOPs under the recovery movement control order, Senior Minister for Security Ismail Sabri Yaakob says.

In a statement, he said 351 were fined while 32 were remanded. He said 328 were arrested at pubs and nightclubs, and for activities which made social distancing difficult while 55 were arrested for flouting SOPs.

A total of 2,809 compliance task force teams were deployed involving 11,996 personnel who conducted checks at 3,681 supermarkets, 5,535 restaurants, 1,882 hawker stalls, 2,086 factories, 3,458 banks and 754 government offices.

The task force also monitored 1,166 land transport terminals, 214 water transport terminals and 96 air transport terminals.

Operations against illegal immigrants continued with police checking 36,001 vehicles at 65 roadblocks yesterday. A total of 14 migrants were arrested for various immigration offences.

Regarding the mandatory home quarantine, Ismail said 22,076 people who arrived through KLIA were screened for Covid-19 from June 10 to July 19.

Of these, 21,990 tested negative and were told to undergo the mandatory quarantine at their homes. Another 78 tested positive and were sent to hospital for treatment.

Yesterday, 1,062 Malaysians arrived at KLIA and klia2 from Indonesia, Taiwan, Qatar, UAE, Singapore, Australia, the Philippines, New Zealand, China, Hong Kong and Egypt. All but one were ordered to undergo mandatory home quarantine.

Police also conducted 1,365 checks on those undergoing home quarantine, all of whom were found in compliance with the order.

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