62 or 86.11 pct of 72 compounds for SOP flouters failed to observe social distancing

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By Ling Hui

KUCHING, May 24: A total of 62 or 86.11 per cent of the 72 compounds issued to Covid-19 standard operating procedure (SOP) flouters today were for those who failed to observe social distancing.

State Disaster Management Committee (SDMC) said Kuching with the record of 44 compounds in one day topped the list, followed by Miri with 11, Padawan eight, Bintulu five, Kanowit two and one compound each in Mukah and Sarikei.

Minusing the 62 compounds, the remaining 10 included violations such as travelling across zones without permits, being out after 10pm without valid reasons, disobeying the quarantine order at home, not wearing face masks, not scanning the MySejahtera QR code and not updating the patron registration book.

That, SDMC said, increased the cumulative number of compounds issued since March 18, 2020 until today to 6,762 compounds.

Meanwhile, the committee also reported 16 compounds issued under the Minstry of Local Government and Housing on this day.

Seven were caught having incomplete patron registration books, four were not wearing face masks, one did not register through MySejahtera, one barber shop operator did not have his apron and face mask on, one owner had a faulty temperature scanner, one was operating without permit and another premise that failed to ensure social distancing was observed.

With that, the cumulative number of compounds issued by the Ministry since Feb 1, 2021 was pushed up to 704 today. — DayakDaily