Ismail Sabri: 556 nabbed for breaching SOP on Wednesday (July 7)


PUTRAJAYA: Police have nabbed 556 individuals for various standard operating procedure (SOP) violations.

The offences include cross-border travel without permission/eating at premises (168), no social distancing (82), not wearing face masks (80), ferrying excess passengers (63), failure to abide to movement control order (53), failure to register when entering premises (52), premises failing to adhere to SOP (nine) and other offences (49).

Of those arrested on Wednesday (July 7), 532 individuals were slapped with compound notices, 32 remanded and one was released on bail.

The task force monitoring standard operating procedure compliance had checked 90,303

premises on Wednesday, including supermarkets, restaurants, factories, banks, government offices and hawkers.

Also checked were wet markets/pasar tani, places of worship, recreational places and sea transport terminals.

On Ops Benteng, Deputy Prime Minister Datuk Seri Ismail Sabri Yaakob said authorities seized six land vehicles and two boats.

“Enforcement authorities had sighted 10 boats present in Malaysian waters,” he said on Thursday (July 8).

Ismail Sabri also said that 389 individuals had arrived in Malaysia on Thursday and all were sent to undergo quarantine at government designated stations.

Since July 24 last year, a total of 244,173 individuals had returned to the country and were quarantined at 78 hotels and nine training institutes.

Ismail Sabri also said that 182 disinfection operations were carried out nationwide on Wednesday at 73 red zones, two orange and six yellow zones.

Cumulatively, 31,066 disinfections were carried out in 157 zones since March last year.

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