Police taking action on 31 individuals not complying with the quarantine SOP

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KUALA LUMPUR AUG.6: The Royal Police Malaysia (RPM) has forwarded the investigation papers of 31 individuals who were found not complying with the home quarantine standard operating procedure (SOP) including going out from the residential area to the Attorney General Chambers for further action.

Security and Senior Minister, Datuk Seri Ismail Sabri Yaakob said, the Police had taken actions under Section 22(B) Act 342 (Prevention and Control of Infectious Diseases Act 1988).

“The Ministry of Health (MOH) officers together with the RPM had carried out 2,018 spot checks yesterday (Aug.5) to ensure those involved in the home quarantine order were complying with the SOP set by the government.

“In the spot check, one individual was found not complying with the SOP and the Police had taken action on that person,” said Ismail in a press conference held in the Parliament here today.

The Senior Minister stressed that the government took the non-compliances on the home quarantine SOP seriously as it had caused the transmission of COVID-19 to members of the families and the community around.

Regarding the 14 days compulsory home quarantine, Ismail said, from July 24 until 5th August, 6,473 individuals had returned from abroad via the international border entry points and all of them had been placed in 26 hotels and five Public Training Institutes (ILA) in Kuala Lumpur, Selangor, Negeri Sembilan, Penang, Johor, Sarawak, Kelantan, Perak and Perlis.

From the total number of people returned from abroad, 18 individuals had been taken to the hospitals for COVID-19 treatment.
In another development, the Prime Minister Tan Sri Muhyiddin Yassin will launch the implementation of the “New Norms Culture” campaign at the Pagoh Sports Complex on August 8, 2020.

In that event, Ismail said, the Prime Minister will also launch the logo and the campaign tagline including the book “New Norms Culture” produced by the Ministry of Health Malaysia (MOH).

Meanwhile the Compliance Operations Task Force had detained 121 individuals for not complying with the Recovery Movement Control Order (RMCO) and from that 32 individuals were remanded while two were on bail and 87 had been compounded.

Amongst the non-compliances committed were premises operating beyond the permitted time (1), presence of many people in the public places that made social distancing difficult to adhere (59) activities that had not complied with the SOP (54) and not complying with home quarantine SOP (3) and activities online (2). –Malaysia World News

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