KUALA LUMPUR, Jan 16  — Thirty-two people were arrested for breaching the ban on inter-district and interstate travel yesterday, the third day of the Movement Control Order (MCO) enforcement, said Senior Minister (Security Cluster) Datuk Seri Ismail Sabri Yaakob.

He said they were among 472 individuals nabbed by police for breaching the standard operating procedure (SOP) under the MCO, which was implemented to curb the spread of COVID-19.

He said 457 of those arrested were given compound notices and 15 were remanded.

“Among the offences committed (apart from unauthorised inter-district/state travel) were not wearing face masks (182), failing to provide equipment for recording customers’ particulars (85), operating premises beyond permissible hours/without approval (66), not practising physical distancing (65) and others (42),” he said in a statement today.

The government has prohibited inter-state travel throughout the country beginning Wednesday following the implementation of the MCO, Conditional MCO (CMCO) and Recovery MCO (RMCO) according to the severity of the COVID-19 pandemic by states from Jan 13 to 26.


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