873 arrested for flouting RMCO, including 580 club goers

Raids on nightclubs saw 580 people arrested for breaching the RMCO yesterday.

PETALING JAYA: A total of 873 people were arrested yesterday, for flouting the recovery movement control order (RMCO), including 580 in nightclubs, Senior Minister for Security Ismail Sabri Yaakob said today.

He said the offences included not recording the particulars of guests, failure to wear face masks, participation in activities that made physical distancing difficult, illegal immigrants and premises operating overtime.

Of the total, 797 were fined, 71 remanded and five were released on bail, he said in a statement.

A total of 2,770 compliance task force teams, involving 12,255 personnel, conducted checks at 17,372 premises including supermarkets, restaurants, hawker stalls, factories, banks, government offices, as well as land, water and air transport terminals.

On mandatory quarantine, Ismail said 24,781 people who arrived at KLIA between July 24 and Sept 6 had been screened for Covid-19 and were placed under quarantine at 67 hotels and four public training institutes.

Of that number, 9,842 were still undergoing quarantine while 66 were sent to hospitals for treatment. A total of 14,873 people have completed their quarantine and were sent home.

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