KUCHING: Two quarantined persons were not home when their houses in Bau were inspected under the Home Surveillance Order (HSO).

The Sarawak Disaster Management Committee (SDMC) said a police report on one of the men has been lodged and an investigation is underway to track him.

Another individual who was ordered to be quarantined at home and tagged with a wristband was found in Bau town.

The committee stressed that the police will continue to enforce the SOPs in public places and violators will be issued compound notices on the spot.

“So far, police have issued nine compounds to errant individuals throughout Sarawak – three each in Kuching and Sarikei, two in Miri, and one in Betong.

“Apart from that, the Ministry of Local Government issued 68 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 1,491 premises throughout Sarawak.

They comprise 273 restaurants, supermarkets (246), banks (107), government offices (85), places of worship (72), public markets (58), hawker stalls (41), leisure places (37), construction sites (20), factories (10), and others (542).

Under ‘Ops Benteng’, 1,427 vehicles were inspected at six roadblocks in five districts – two in Lundu and one each in Bau, Serian, Sri Aman, and Lubok Antu.

SDMC said the enforcement agencies will tighten control on rat trails (jalan tikus) along the Sarawak-Kalimantan border by increasing the number of security personnel to reduce the entry of illegal immigrants during the pandemic period.