Police conducting SOP compliance checks at an eatery in Jalan Setia Raja on Monday.

KUCHING: Seventeen individuals, comprising 12 men and five women, were each issued with a RM1,000 compound for failing to comply with the standard operating procedure (SOP) in public areas.

District police chief ACP Awang Din Awang Gani said that the SOP compliance operation was carried out at three locations – an eatery and a bistro in Jalan Setia Raja, and Yung Phin building area in Jalan Tan Sri Datuk William Tan here, on Monday (Aug 24).

Police found nine errant individuals (six men and three women) at the eatery, and six individuals (four men and two women) at the bistro, for failing to practice physical distancing at the premises.

Meanwhile, around Yung Phin building, two men were found carrying out renovation works on a building without wearing face masks.

“All the offenders were taken to Kuching district police headquarters for further action.

“They were compounded in accordance with Regulation 3 of the Prevention and Control of Infectious Diseases (Measures within the Infected Local Areas) (No. 7) Regulations 2020,” he said in a statement.