51 compounded for flouting SOPs


KUCHING: Police have issued a total of 51 compounds to errant individuals for failing to comply with the standard operating procedures (SOPs) in public places.

Sarawak Disaster Management Committee (SDMC) chairman Datuk Amar Douglas Uggah Embas said the police will continue to enforce the SOPs in public places and those who are found violating will be issued a compound notice on the spot.

Kuching recorded the most compounds issued with 32, followed by five in Miri, four each in Padawan, Kapit and Bintulu, and one each in Sarikei and Mukah.

“In Sarikei, an Indonesian citizen was arrested in a restaurant for not complying with the SOPs by not scanning temperature and filling in personal details in the customer logbook.

“Apart from that, the Ministry of Local Government issued 133 verbal, written, and seizure warnings in areas under the supervision of various local councils,” he said at the daily Covid-19 update press conference.

On the SOP compliance monitoring, patrol teams have inspected 1,557 premises throughout Sarawak.

These include 295 restaurants, supermarkets (239), banks (127), places of worship (89), public markets (61), government offices (61), leisure places (45), hawker stalls (33), construction sites (18), factories (13), and others (576).

Under Ops Benteng, a total of 1,472 vehicles were inspected at seven roadblocks in six districts namely two in Lawas, and one each in Lundu, Bau, Serian, Sri Aman, and Lubok Antu.


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