11 localities in Sabah under EMCO effective 12th Aug. 810 premises closed for flouting SOP in more than a week

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PUTRAJAYA AUG.10 – When the manufacturing sectors and business premises are given the permission to operate throughout the National Recovery Plan (NRP), they should adhere to the standard operating procedure (SOP) as the risk is very high towards the safety especially with the COVID-19 transmissions.

Senior Minister of Foreign Affairs (Security Cluster), Datuk Seri Hishammuddin Tun Hussein said, to take action on the premises that are not complying with the SOP is not his wish or the Royal Police Malaysia (RPM).

“If the premises itself is not responsible, they have to bear the effects. As a Minister for Security Cluster, I have to be very strict on ensuring that the SOP are adhered to by the premises that have been allowed to operate during NRP,” Hishammuddin said in his Facebook post here today.

The Senior Minister also highlighted that since he took over the post, everyday he received reports from the Task Force Compliance Operation led by RPM and in more than a week 810 premises had been instructed to close immediately for flouting the SOP.

Hishammuddin thanked the Minister of Home Affairs, Datuk Seri Hamzah Zainudin who is also the Chairman, Coordinating Enforcement and COVID-19 SOP Compliance Committee and Task Force Compliance Operation led by RPM that has worked hard in implementing the enforcement nationwide.

Meanwhile on the Task Force Compliance Operation Team led by RPM yesterday, 18,432 personnel had carried out 78,506 checking and snap check COVID-19 to monitor and enforce the SOP compliance nationwide.

“Failing to comply with the SOP, 60 premises were instructed to close immediately and the operation had involved 1,971 factories, 16,151 business premises, 1,020 construction sites and 312 workers’ hostels,” he said.

Hishammuddin added, the operation had also issued compounds to 180 individuals while 21 others were remanded.

On another development, the Enhanced Movement Control Order (EMCO) is imposed on 11 localities in Sabah and one in Pahang effective 12th until 25th Aug. 2021 following the Ministry of Health’s (MOH) presentation on the risks analysis and COVID-19 infections trend.

Hishammuddin said, the localities placed under EMCO in Sabah includes Kota Kinabalu, Kota Belud,Papar, Putatan, Penampang, Ranau, Sipitang, Tawau and Tenom while another locality in Temerloh, Pahang.

He said, the SOP in the localities under EMCO is the same as announced before.

Meanwhile, the EMCO imposed on six localities in Kota Kinabalu, Sabah and one each in Pahang and in Kelantan will be extended for another two weeks effective 12th Aug. until 25th Aug. following MOH’s presentation on the risks analysis and COVID-19 infections trend.

However, the EMCO had been lifted on 11th Aug. 2021 on 21 localities in Sabah and two in Johor. –Malaysia World News


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