3 Brunei nationals among 6 foreigners nabbed for Covid-19 SOP violations

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KUCHING, May 9: A total of six foreigners were arrested by police for violating Covid-19 standard operating procedures (SOPs) in Kuching city.

State Disaster Management Committee (SDMC) said today the six individuals, who are from Brunei (three), Sudan (1), Yemen (1) and Bangladesh (1), were arrested during a Covid-19 enforcement operation conducted at an entertainment outlet throughout the city, recently.

“All of them had patronised a crowded bistro and at the same failed to practice social distancing SOP,” it said in in a press statement.

Meanwhile, SDMC disclosed a total of 96 compounds has been issued by the police in four districts for various SOP violations.

It said among offences committed are failure to practice social distancing during a live band performance, patronising premises beyond the stipulated time limit, premises operating beyond the time limit, and failure to provide a valid reason for being outside of their house.


“This brings the total number of compounds issued since March 18, 2020 until today to 6,391 compounds,” the statement added.

On the same note, SDMC said the local authority (PBT) have issued a total of 55 compounds for various SOP offences.

According to SDMC, among the offences committed are not updating registration log book account for the highest compound issued with 21 compound, followed by not wearing face mask (10), operating beyond the time limit (5), failure to practice physical distancing (4), failure to register with MySejahtera application or log book (4), failure to provide employee log book (3), not taking body temperature scan when entering premises (2), operating without permission (2), failure to provide body temperature scanner (2), malfunction body temperature scanner (1) and number of workers exceeded the 50 per cent capacity (1).

“This brings the total number of compounds issued by PBT since Feb 1, 2021 until today to 316 compounds”, it added. — DayakDaily