665 VEHICLES ORDERED TO TURN BACK, 35 COMPOUNDS ISSUED
24 JAN 2021
By Wartawan Nabalu News
KOTA KINABALU: The Royal Malaysian Police (PDRM) has issued 35 compounds for violating the Covid-19 standard operating procedures (SOPs) within 24 hours' roadblocks conducted throughout the state yesterday.
Local Government and Housing Minister Datuk Masidi Manjun said during the period, the police have ordered 665 vehicles to turn back.
"Within 24 hours, a total of 63 roadblocks were conducted involving the inspection of 36,692 vehicles.
"Of that number, 665 vehicles were ordered to turn back. No arrests were made, however, 35 compounds were issued for violating the Covid-19 SOPs," he said in a press statement here, yesterday.
According to the minister, a total of 55 announcements made through patrol cars were also conducted.
He said the enforcement of SOPs was also carried out in the waters of Sabah by the Marine Police Force which involved 26 inspections in the East Coast area and 10 inspections in the waters of Kota Kinabalu and Labuan.
Meanwhile, Masidi also mentioned that the Sabah Fire and Rescue Department has conducted public sanitasion in 11 premises in eight districts, namely Sook, Kinabatangan, Tambunan, Semporna, Kota Kinabalu, Kunak, Sandakan and Kudat.