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More than 290 caught in nightclubs for violating Malaysia’s COVID-19 measures

More than 290 caught in nightclubs for violating Malaysia’s COVID-19 measures

A record 294 people were arrested for their involvement in pub and night club activities by the Royal Malaysia Police on Sep 12, 2020. (Photo: Bernama)

KUALA LUMPUR: A record of 294 people were booked on Saturday (Sep 12) for flouting Malaysia's COVID-19 recovery movement control order (RMCO) regulations.

They were among 512 people arrested for various offences.

A total of 103 people were found to have organised activities with large crowds, said the police. 

Fifty-six people were arrested for their involvement in private parties, 32 had failed to provide entry records to facilities and 14 were caught for not wearing face masks. 

There were eight offences relating to premises operating beyond the permitted hours.

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“From the total detained, 452 individuals were issued compounds while 59 offenders were remanded and one was released on bail,” said Senior Minister (Security Cluster) Ismail Sabri Yaacob in a statement on Sunday.

Malaysia reported 47 new COVID-19 cases on Sunday, including 45 local transmissions and two imported.

This brings the total number of 19 cases to 9,915, with 591 active cases.

Nine patients are being treated in the intensive care unit.

Giving an update on the number of citizens who have returned from overseas, Mr Ismail said that since Jul 24, more than 28,000 Malaysians returned from 32 countries and cities via international checkpoints.

Of these, 10,187 people are undergoing compulsory quarantine at 69 hotels and eight other facilities, including public training institutes and private institutions of learning, while 69 individuals were taken to hospitals for treatment.

“A total of 17,807 individuals have been discharged and allowed to return home,” he said.

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