522 individuals found violating RMCO, majority for night club activities

20 Sep 2020 / 17:08 H.

PETALING JAYA: Pub and nightclub goers made up the biggest numbers of Standard Operating Procedures (SOP) violators yesterday.

Among the 522 offenders penalised for defying SOP during the recovery movement control order on that day, 363 of them patronised pubs and nightclubs, Senior Minister (Security) Datuk Seri Ismail Sabri Yaacob (pix) said today.

The other offences were not adhering to social distancing (81), not wearing face masks (36), leaving their homes unnecessarily for those staying in the red zones (17), failure to prepare equipment for temperature checks (12), premise operation without permission (five), foreigners without valid documents (seven), one for leaving enhanced movement control order zone without valid reason.

In total, the compliance task force conducted 52, 947 checks on 3,475 markets, 4,210 restaurants, 1,204 factories, 3,210 banks and 680 government offices.

The Ops Benteng had also net 180 illegal immigrants, five smugglers and a skipper, along with five land vehicles in 89 road blocks conducted nationwide.

From July 24 to Sept 19, a total of 31, 227 individuals have returned home. Of that total, 8,763 are undergoing mandatory quarantine, 71 sent to hospital for treatment and 22, 483 discharged and allowed to return home.

A total of 13, 023 premises had also been sanitized including 2,712 businesses, 1,600 housing projects, 2,618 public spaces, 354 markets and 5,739 government buildings.

Checks conducted on 12 different food items in 662 business premises also confirmed that supplies in the country are abundant and available.

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