393 detained for breaching RMCO


POLICE detained 393 people on Wednesday for breaching the standard operating procedures (SOPs) of the Recovery Movement Control Order (RMCO).

Senior Minister (Security Cluster) Datuk Seri Ismail Sabri Yaakob (picture) said out of the total, 372 individuals were compounded and 21 were remanded.

“Most of them were participating in entertainment activities (195), while other offences were not wearing face masks (89), premises failed to provide apparatus to record customer details (70), did not comply with physical distancing and others (36),” he said in a statement yesterday.

The detainments were made following the compliance operations task force inspections on supermarkets (3,482), restaurants (4,684), hawkers (1,699), factories (1,430), banks (3,310) and government offices (716), alongside land transportation terminals (969), water terminals (216) and air terminals (90).

On border control, foreigners travelling without legal documents (49) and two smugglers were detained, and seven vehicles were confiscated following 111 roadblocks nationwide.

Yesterday, 37 sanitisation operations were performed across 17 red zones, two orange zones, six yellow zones and three green zones in nine states and two federal territories, totalling 13,410 operations to date.

Meanwhile, 7,985 individuals returned through international borders and are currently undergoing mandatory quarantine in 76 hotels and 17 public training institutions, while 540 individuals have been sent to hospitals for treatment.

To date, travellers allowed to return to their countries have gone up to 91,048.

On Wednesday, 22 inspections on construction sites were conducted, with all of them found complying with the SOPs.

The Construction Industry Development Board has conducted 14,194 inspections to date involving 8,057 construction sites nationwide.

In regards to essential items, the Minister of Domestic Trade and Consumer Affairs conducted 698 inspections on 11 types of essential items, across retailers (523), wholesalers (145) and manufacturers (30).

Overall, the supply for essential items are enough and ample for the nation and are easily accessible.

Concurrently, 1,449 SOP inspections were performed on all premises and found that all of them complied.

Ismail Sabri said he visited the temporary evacuation centre for victims of floods in Ulu Dong, Raub Pahang.

“All arrangements and procedures complied with the SOPs very well, with all flood victims and staff wearing their face masks at all times.

“I hope this is the situation with all evacuation centres as well, and make sure we not only survive the flood, but also be safe from the infection of Covid-19,” he said.