Ismail Sabri: 21 remanded for violating recovery MCO on Thursday (Oct 29)

KUALA LUMPUR: Police have remanded 21 individuals for not complying with the recovery movement control order (MCO) on Thursday (Oct 29).

Senior Minister (Security) Datuk Seri Ismail Sabri Yaakob said police detained 553 individuals for various violations.

“A total of 532 individuals were issued compounds while 21 others were remanded to help with further investigations.

“Among violations committed included night club activities (18), not practising social distancing (87), not wearing face masks (153), failure to provide entry log equipment (165), and operating premises without permit/ beyond the permitted time (37)” he told reporters during his daily briefing on Friday (Oct 30).

Meanwhile, he said the compliance operations task force, led by police, had performed 50,943 checks to monitor and enforce the SOPs for the recovery MCO.

“A total of 3,476 supermarkets, 4,907 restaurants, 1,446 hawkers, 1,543 markets, 2,999 places of worship and 1,180 recreational areas were checked,” he said, adding that these checks were carried out by 2,481 teams involving 11,911 personnel,” he said.

Ismail Sabri also said under Ops Benteng, a total of 46 undocumented migrants were detained while five vehicles were seized.

“A total of 293 roadblocks were set up to curb the entry of undocumented migrants by police, Malaysia Border Control Agency and army,” he said.

On sanitising operations of public places conducted by the Fire and Rescue Department and local governments, Ismail Sabri said 10,896 operations were conducted since March 30 involving 137 zones.

He said 22 sanitising operations were conducted on Thursday involving six states.

On mandatory quarantine, Ismail Sabri said 57,396 individuals returned to Malaysia between July 24 and Oct 29.

“A total of 9,221 of them have been sent to 63 hotels and 17 other premises including civil training institutes and private learning institutes for quarantine at locations including Kuala Lumpur, Selangor, Negri Sembilan, Penang, Johor, Sarawak, Kelantan, Perak, Kedah, Perlis, Terengganu, Sabah and Labuan.

“A total of 381 individuals were taken to hospital for treatment while 47,794 individuals were discharged and allowed to go home,” he said.