PUTRA JAYA: The government urged local authorities to take sterner action against pub and nightlife operators who breach the order of control of the movement (MCO).
Senior Minister (Security) Datuk Seri Ismail Sabri Yaakob said that despite numerous government alerts, the number of people caught at pubs for activities has continued to increase.
The government’s directives not to allow the activity of pubs and nightlife centres during the MCO are explicit.
The number of individuals caught for breaching this order, however, is still growing day by day.
On 12,292 Dec, pubs were nabbed for events, the maximum in a day so far.
I want to remind the local authorities that they should not negotiate with these operators. Permanently revoke the licences if they are caught floating this rule.
“It is the duty of every single individual to help curb the spread of Covid-19,” Ismail said Tuesday at a press conference (Dec 15).
On Monday (Dec 14) for various breaches of the MCO, such as not wearing masks and nightlife activities, Ismail said the police arrested 201 people.
Compounds have all been released.
Nearly 3,000 compliance teams in supermarkets, restaurants, hawker stands, factories, banks and government buildings throughout the country conducted the tests.
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