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Unscheduled flight delays sending of 104 people to quarantine station

14 Aug 2020 / 15:13 H.

PETALING JAYA: An unscheduled flight resulted in a group of individuals being stranded at the KL International Airport as they were not sent to the quarantine station at the specified time.

Senior Minister (Defence) Datuk Seri Ismail Sabri Yaakob (pix) said after monitoring of the 13 flights that landed at KLIA, there was a flight not in the original schedule that had brought in 104 passengers.

“The sending of the individuals involved to the quarantine station was temporarily interrupted because they had to wait for the hotel to prepare to admit a large number of individuals,“ he said in a press statement today.

He said the management took immediate action to sent them in small groups to other readily available hotels.

“The management had also prepared snacks and drinks throughout the process,“ he said, adding that the last group was placed at their respective quarantine stations at 10pm.

He added that yesterday, the police arrested 203 individuals for violating standard operating procedures (SOPs) of the Recovery Movement Control Order (MCO).

“From that number, 44 were remanded while 159 were issued compounds,“ he said.

Some of the MCO violations included pub/nightclub activity (five), failure to prepare tools or notes of entry and exit (44), premises without licence and suspected of gambling activities (37), not wearing face mask (26), activity involving crowds that made social distancing difficult (66) and premises that operate beyond the time limit (25).

Ismail Sabri said the Construction Industry Development Board (CIDB) has conducted checks at 74 construction sites in the whole of Malaysia involving 62 enforcement officers.

“From that number, 73 sites were found to abide by SOPs while one site did not and has been issued a warning,“ he said.

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