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21 JAN 2021

KUALA LUMPUR: Police have denied issuing summonses for not wearing gloves in enforcing standard operating procedures (SOPs) to curb spread of COVID-19, as was claimed on social media yesterday.

Deputy Inspector-General of Police Datuk Seri Acryl Sani Abdullah Sani said so far the National Security Council (MKN) has not issued any SOPs that make it compulsory to wear gloves to curb the spread of the virus.

“PDRM (the Royal Malaysia Police) only enforces the rules as stipulated in MKN's SOPs.

“If there is any any confusion, please refer to the officer on duty at the Malaysia Control Centre, Bukit Aman for confirmation,” he told Bernama today.

Acryl Sani said wearing of gloves was not compulsory but encouraged to curb spread of COVID-19.

Yesterday, an enforcement operation on COVID-19 prevention SOPs led by Putrajaya police chief ACP Mohd Fadzil Ali in the federal territory went viral on social media.

It also showed a woman worker at a certain premises issued a summons during the operation and irresponsible netizens had claimed that she was summoned for not wearing gloves.

The media today reported that the worker at a supermarket in Precinct 8, Putrajaya was summoned for not complying with SOPs, not for not wearing gloves. -Bernama


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