PETALING JAYA,Dec 8: Senior Minister for Security Ismail Sabri Yaakob said 182 people were arrested by the police yesterday over movement control order-related offences.

In a statement, Ismail said 181 of them were fined while one was remanded.

Most of the offences, he said, were for participating in activities which made physical distancing difficult.

Among the other offences committed were failure to wear face masks and not providing personal contact details before entering any premises.

Meanwhile, a total of 2,849 compliance task force teams were deployed to conduct checks on 18,023 supermarkets, restaurants, hawker stalls, factories, banks, government offices, as well as land, water and air transport terminals.

The authorities also detained 31 undocumented migrants as part of the ongoing Ops Benteng campaign. Three vehicles and one boat were also confiscated during the operation.

Regarding the mandatory home quarantine, Ismail said a total of 83,737 people who arrived through KLIA were screened for Covid-19 from July 24 to Dec 7 and had been placed under quarantine.

The 509 individuals who tested positive were sent to hospital for treatment, while 71,131 were allowed to return home after their 14-day mandatory quarantine.

There are currently 12,097 people still undergoing the quarantine.


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