MCO: 96.8pc compliance rate in Sabah
Published on: Tuesday, April 07, 2020
By: Bernama
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Kota Kinabalu: The level of public compliance in Sabah under the second phase of the Movement Control Order (MCO) has reached 96.8 per cent, the highest since the MCO was implemented on March 18.

Sabah Police Commissioner Datuk Zaini Jass said about 40,000 vehicles were recorded to be on the road across the state during this period, with 1,800 of them asked to turn back after they failed to provide valid reasons for leaving their homes.

“Police mounted 298 roadblocks in 74 locations throughout Sabah,’’ he told reporters after receiving face masks contributions for Sabah frontliners from Nur Jauhar Foundation at Istana Negeri here Monday.

Zaini said police have arrested 40 individuals who flouted the MCO in Sabah as of yesterday and would take stringent action to ensure everyone adheres to directives. 

Meanwhile, General Officer Commanding of the 5th Division Infantry, Major General Datuk Muhammad Hafizuddeain Jantan, said military personnel will continue to assist the police at roadblocks and assist the Sabah Social Welfare Department (JKM) distribute food supplies.

“We are also involved in helping the authorities set up alternative quarantine centres. As of today, we have donated military beds to the centres in Tawau and Labuan,” he added.  — Bernama



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