KUALA LUMPUR, July 24 — A total of 49 premises involving factories, businesses and construction sites were ordered to close yesterday for breaching the standard operating procedures (SOP) set by the government to curb the spread of the COVID-19 pandemic.

Deputy Prime Minister Datuk Seri Ismail Sabri Yaakob said the compliance operation task force conducted 80,868 inspections and snap checks on factories, business premises, construction sites and workers’ hostels.

“Yesterday, 337 individuals were detained for violating the SOP and of the total, 332 individuals were compounded while five remanded,” he said in a statement today.

Ismail Sabri said five illegal immigrants were arrested and seven land vehicles were seized in Op Benteng.

Meanwhile, he said nine localities in Perak, Pahang, Kedah and Sabah would be placed under EMCO from July 26 to Aug 8.


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