KUALA LUMPUR, Oct 27 — Senior Minister Datuk Seri Ismail Sabri today issued a reminder that wearing a face mask is a fundamental rule when going out in public in the Covid-19 pandemic era.
He said everyone in Malaysia should realise by now they must wear one when they go out, sounding exasperated when reporting 156 ignored this rule, resulting in their arrests by police yesterday.
“I keep saying this is a basic SOP that everyone should be aware of by now.
“Not only that it should be part of your daily routine and when you go out you need to wear a mask as it is also for your own safety,” he said during his press briefing here.
A total of 612 people were arrested for breaking various Covid-19 regulations, and not wearing face masks remains the top offence eight months after it was imposed.
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