752 individuals detained for violating MCO


The police detained 752 individuals for breaching the movement control order (MCO) standard operating procedures (SOP) on Jan 19.

Senior Minister (Security Cluster) Datuk Seri Ismail Sabri Yaakob said out of the total, 718 were compounded while 34 were remanded.

“The offences committed were failure to wear face masks (277), failure to record customer details (137), no physical distancing (128), travelling interstate without permission (73), premises operating beyond permitted hours (39) and others (98),” he said in a statement yesterday.

Similarly, the 57 foreigners were detained for travelling without legal documents, and 10 land vehicles were confiscated.

On sanitation measures, 101 operations were carried out in 44 red zones, four orange zones, 12 yellow zones and two green zones, making a total of 14,215 operations performed since March 30, 2020.

As for mandatory quarantine, 558 individuals returned to the country on Tuesday out of which, 517 were quarantined.

Meanwhile, the Ministry of Human Resources reported that 178,370 foreign workers had undergone health screenings, involving 6,677 employers.

Out of the total, 3,520 were confirmed positive, while 174,850 were negative.

An enhanced movement control order (EMCO) has been implemented on Kampung Orang Asli Batu 6, Jalan Pahang, Batang Padang, Perak starting tomorrow, Jan 21 until Feb 3.

The Health Ministry (MoH) found 12 positive cases reported within the locality, and as many as 87 close contacts were identified during the period of Jan 14 to Jan 18.