4,839 vehicles directed to turn back in the inter-district/state travel ban on 16th July 2021 –DPM Ismail

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PUTRAJAYA JULY 18: The Royal Police Malaysia (RPM) had checked 381,952 vehicles in the road-blocks carried out nationwide yesterday to monitor the inter-district and state travel ban before the Muslims celebrate Aidiladha on 20th July 2021.

Deputy Prime Minister/Defence Minister, Datuk Seri Ismail Sabri Yaakob said, for record purpose on 16th July 2021, 4,839 vehicles had been directed to turn back – the highest number since the implementation of the National Recovery Plan (NRP).

Ismail said the increase in the new COVID-19 cases and clusters as a result of inter-state travels and visits during the last Aidilfitri should be taken seriously and all parties should adhere to the standard operating procedure (SOP).   

“The government’s decision to ban the people from travelling across the districts/states specifically before the Aidiladha celebration on Tuesday is aimed at ensuring the positive cases and community clusters could be contained following the celebration,” Ismail said in a statement here today.

On another development Ismail highlighted the localities in several states that have been imposed with Enhanced Movement Control Order (EMCO) effective 20th July until 2nd August 2021.

The localities involved in the EMCO include two localities in Kelantan, 13 in Sabah, 16 in Perak and one in Sarawak.

According to Ismail, the government has agreed to impose EMCO after the Ministry of Health (MOH) presented the risk analysis and the infection trend of COVID-19 in the affected localities.

The DPM added, yesterday the Task Force Compliance Operation Team had carried out 74,793 checking and snap check COVID-19 nationwide involving 19,645 personnel.

“The operation include checking on 1,993 factories, 16,569 business premises, 506 construction sites and 243 workers’ hostels

“From the checking 62 premises including factories, business premises and construction sites had been directed to close down for not adhering to the SOP set by the government,” Ismail added.

Meanwhile in the Task Force Compliance Operation yesterday, 441 individuals had been detained for not complying with the SOP and out of which 423 individuals had been issued with compounds while 18 others were remanded.

Regarding the compulsory quarantine, Ismail said, yesterday 909 had entered the Malaysian international airports and all had been sent to the quarantine stations nationwide.

“Cumulatitively 251,262 individuals had returned to Malaysia since 24th July 2021 and had been placed in 81 hotels, 11 Public Training Institutes (ILA) and Private Education Institutes nationwide. 

“From those returned, 9,213 individuals were quarantined while 238,726 had been allowed to go home and 3,323 had been taken to the hospitals,” Ismail said.-Malaysia World News       


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