KUCHING: Fourteen compounds have been issued to errant individuals who failed to comply with the standard operating procedures (SOPs) in public places under the recovery movement control order (RMCO).

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

“Kuching recorded the most compounds issued with 13 while one compound was issued in Kota Samarahan.

“Meanwhile, the Ministry of Local Government issued 117 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 1,310 premises throughout Sarawak.

These include 287 restaurants, supermarkets (198), banks (159), public markets (73), places of worship (55), government offices (50), hawker stalls (45), leisure places (33), eight construction sites, four factories, and others (398).

Under ‘Ops Benteng’, SDMC said that a total of 607 vehicles were inspected at six roadblocks in five districts – two in Lundu and one each in Bau, Serian, Sri Aman, and Lubok Antu.