The police will continue to strictly monitor the compliance of COVID-19 standard operating procedures (SOPs) among the people despite the country moving towards the endemic phase.

Bukit Aman Internal Security and Public Order Department director Comm Hazani Ghazali said this is to ensure that the chain of infection is eventually broken.

"Inspections by the compliance task force will be stepped up to ensure everyone abides by the SOP.

"The top three SOP violations are not wearing face masks, lack of physical distancing, and not registering details on the MySejahtera app before entering premises," The Star quoted Hazani saying.

According to him further, offences such as activities at entertainment outlets are less common.

Home Minister Hamzah Zainuddin had previously revealed that about 1.8 millions were conducted nationwide under Ops Patuh from June 25 to Sept 23, and some 7,410 compounds were issued. At the same time, 4,440 premises were also ordered closed for violating SOPs.

The government is in the midst of loosening restrictions as the country moves towards the endemic phase in the COVID-19 pandemic.

National Recovery Council (MPN) chairman Muhyiddin Yassin recently said that interstate travel, which has largely been barred since the pandemic broke early last year, may be allowed to resume from early or mid-October, as the country's vaccination rate nears the 90 per cent mark.

As of yesterday, more than 2.22 million people in the country have been infected by COVID-19, while 25,935 people have died from it.

Source: The Star
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