PETALING JAYA,Feb 18: From tomorrow onwards, more than two people are allowed to dine at a table, including in states still under the movement control order (MCO), said senior minister for security Ismail Sabri Yaakob.

He said the number will be based on the size of table.

Ismail also announced that more than two passengers will be allowed in a car nationwide.

“It’s no longer two people in a car,” he said in a press conference.

He added that the number of passengers will depend on the number of seats in a car.

These are among the SOPs agreed by the National Security Council, he added.

Meanwhile, Ismail said the enhanced movement control order (EMCO) in SMK Sultan Idris Shah II in Gerik, Perak will be extended until March 2. The EMCO was supposed to end tomorrow.

The health ministry has conducted 256 tests among students with four positive cases recorded.

However, four new positive cases were recorded on Feb 18. Therefore, a second test will be conducted again for all students.

However, the EMCO at two villages in Sarawak, Kampung Sebako 1 and 2 in Lundu will end tomorrow as scheduled.

Ismail also said police arrested 463 people yesterday over movement control order-related offences.

Of that number, 440 were slapped with compound fines while 22 were remanded and one was bailed.

Ismail said among the offences were failure to wear face masks, crossing districts or states without permission and failing to provide materials for contact tracing or registration.

A total of 3,562 compliance task force teams were deployed to conduct checks on supermarkets, restaurants, hawker stalls, factories, banks, among other places.

Ismail also said police arrested 52 illegal immigrants and seized seven vehicles under Op Benteng.

He added that 1,029 passengers had arrived through KLIA yesterday and are currently undergoing mandatory quarantine.


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