5 localities in Sabah, 2 in Pahang under EMCO, 5 factories, 10 premises instructed to close for SOP non-compliance – Senior Minister Ismail 

KUALA LUMPUR JUNE 26: The Task Force Compliance Operation (TFCO) had implemented 2,224 investigations on factories and 11,680 business premises on 25th June 2021 and out of which five factories and 10 premises had been directed to close besides 12 were detained for not complying with the government’s directives and standard operating procedure (SOP).

Senior and Defence Minister, Datuk Seri Ismail Sabri Yaakob said, cumulatively the TFCO had implemented 95,539 investigations and COVID-19 snap checks nationwide with the involvement of 20,071 officers.

“The government will increase its enforcement as a whole from the checking aspect on factories and business premises due to too many cases not complying with the government’s directives and the SOP that had been gazetted,” Ismail said in a statement here today.        

On another development, the TFCO headed by the Royal Police Malaysia (RPM) yesterday had detained 735 individuals for not adhering to SOP and out of which 705 had been issued with compounds and 30 were remanded.

Among the offences committed include inter-state/district travel without permission/drinking/eating at the premises (153), failing to record personal details/registration on entering premises (149), not wearing mask (143), no physical distancing (130), carrying more passengers (50), not adhering to the movement control directives (41), activities at the entertainment centres (10), premises failing to adhere to directives (8) and others (51).

Meanwhile Enhanced Movement Control Order (EMCO) has been imposed on five localities in Sabah and two in Pahang from 28th June until 11th July 2021 due to an increase in new COVID-19 cases with high infectivity rates in the community.

Ismail added the five localities in Sabah under EMCO include the Kepayan Jail, Kota Kinabalu, Bell Oil Palm Factory (including the factory housing), Kinabatangan, Kampung Tuunon, Penampang, Kampung Perpaduan Ria 1, Kudat and Kampung Jawi-Jawi, Kota Belud.

However the other two localities under EMCO are in Pahang namely Tringkap, Cameron Highlands and areas around Jerantut.

Elaborating on the areas around Jerantut, Pahang, Ismail said, within 15 days until 26th June 2021, 186 positive COVID-19 were detected after 421 people had been screen tested.

“The implementation of the EMCO is to stop the transmission of the infections and to ensure the high risk people remain in the area,” Ismail added.

Regarding the EMCO in Tringkap, Cameron Highlands, Ismail said, the Ministry of Health (MOH) had traced and increase in new COVID-19 cases after 70 cases detected from 592 people who went for screen test in the locality.

“The implementation of EMCO is to enable early tracing could be carried out and those infected could be separated the soonest,” Ismail said. –Malaysia World News   


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