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

Sarawak Disaster Management Committee (SDMC) in a statement said, the police were to continue monitoring and enforcing the SOPs including the use of face masks and social distancing in public places.

“Kuching recorded the most with five compounds issued, followed by Betong with three compounds and two compounds in Sarikei,” the statement read.

On the SOP compliance monitoring, the patrol teams have inspected 1,671 premises throughout Sarawak.

These included 322 restaurants,  201 supermarkets, 110 banks, 85 places of worship, 68 public markets, 66 government offices, 53 hawker stalls, 46 leisure places, 21 construction sites, 10 factories and 689 others.

The committee also informed that 1,241 vehicles were inspected in six “Ops Benteng” roadblocks in five districts — two in Lundu with one each in Bau, Serian, Sri Aman and Lubok Antu.