Visiting entertainment centres tops list

KUCHING: Police have issued 81 compounds to errant individuals for violating the standard operating procedures (SOPs) of the movement control order (MCO) on Thursday.

The Sarawak Disaster Management Committee (SDMC) said Kuching and Miri shared the spot for the most compounds with 26 each, followed by Sibu (19), Bintulu (five), Mukah (two), Sarikei (one), Padawan (one), and Meradong (one).

“The violations include visiting an entertainment centre during MCO (23); being out in a public beyond past curfew without reasonable excuse (16); gathering without practising physical distancing (14); failing to wear face masks (10); dining in (eight); failing to scan the MySejahtera application (three); opening a premises that are prohibited from operating (three); leaving an enhanced MCO (EMCO) area (two); fishing in public (one); and travelling between districts without permit (one).

“This brings the total amount of compounds issued since Mar 18 last year to 8,284,” the committee said.

Apart from that, an Indonesian man in Bintulu was arrested for not wearing a face mask.

Meanwhile, the Ministry of Local Government and Housing has issued four compounds to business operators of premises under the supervision of various local councils — three under Miri City Council and one under Padawan Municipal Council.

SDMC added that the businesses were violating SOPs such as failing to update the customers’ logbook (two); and failing to wear face masks (two).

This brings the total amount of compounds issued by local authorities since Feb 1 this year to 1,163.