KUCHING: Police have issued a total of 24 compounds to errant individuals for failing to comply with the standard operating procedures (SOPs) in public places.

Sarawak Disaster Management Committee (SDMC) in a statement, pointed out that the police would continue to monitor and enforce the SOPs including the use of face masks and social distancing in public places.

“Kuching recorded the most compounds issued with 12, followed by 10 compounds in Bintulu, and one each in Kota Samarahan and Sarikei.

“Meanwhile, the Ministry of Local Government issued 110 verbal, written, and seizure warnings in areas under the supervision of various local councils,” the committee said.

On the SOP compliance monitoring, patrol teams have inspected 1,563 premises throughout the state.

These included 287 restaurants, 198 supermarkets, 159 banks, 73 public markets,

55 places of worship, 50 government offices, 45 hawker stalls, 33 leisure places, eight construction sites, four factories, and 651 others.

Under “Ops Benteng”, SDMC informed that a total of 1,001 vehicles were inspected at six roadblocks in five districts, namely two in Lundu and one each in Bau, Serian, Sri Aman, and Lubok Antu.