The enforcement team checking the SOP compliance at a coffeeshop.

BAU: The police here remain serious and committed to enforce and tighten the standard operating procedures (SOPs) during the recovery movement control order (RMCO).

Last Saturday, Bau police along with other enforcement agencies carried out an SOP compliance operation from 9am to 5pm in the town.

“We will never stop carrying out such operation as it is an effort to curb the Covid-19 chain of transmission.

“That being said, we have set up a task force for that purpose,” said Bau district police chief DSP Poge Nyaon.

The task force will be assisted by the army, Civil Defence Force (APM), Malaysian Volunteer Corps Department (Rela) and Bau District Council (MDB).

The enforcement team checking the SOP compliance at one of the premises.

He added that the task force is formed to ensure that the public comply with the SOPs, which include wearing of face masks and the practise of physical distancing in crowded places.

“The premises, such as eateries, recreation centres, places of worship and others that are allowed to operate during the RMCO period, will also be monitored to ensure that they comply with the operating rules.

“All of us are in this together to curb the virus’ transmission and we cannot leave it to the responsibilities of the authorities alone.

“The public need to realise how serious this pandemic is and should comply with the SOPs enforced by the Health Ministry (MOH),” he said.