7 compounded for violating dine-in rule

Members of the public being issued with compounds in this file photo.

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KUCHING, May 22: As Sarawak attempts to flatten the Covid-19 infection curve by prohibiting dining-in at eateries, five irresponsible individuals were slapped with compounds by the police today after being caught doing so.

The State Disaster Management Committee (SDMC) in a daily Covid-19 statement said the police had issued a total of 14 compounds in Kuching (6), Padawan (4) and Miri (4) for various standard operating procedures (SOPs) violation.

“While five people were compounded for dining-in, four others were due to not practising social distancing, followed by not scanning the MySejahtera QR code (2), failure to update the customers’ logbook (2) and not preparing thermometer equipment (1).

“This brings the total number of compounds issued since March 18 last year to 6,656 so far,” the commitee said.

Meanwhile, the Sarawak Ministry of Local Government and Housing (MLGH) has issued 28 SOP violation compounds under the supervision of Bintulu Development Authority (11), Sri Aman District Council (4), Subis District Council (3), Padawan Municipal Council (2), Sibu Municipal Council (2), Sarikei District Council (1), Meradong and Julau District Council (1), Matu and Daro District Council (1), Kota Samarahan Municipal Council (1), Serian District Council (1) and Betong District Council (1).

The violations included not wearing face masks (9), not scanning MySejahtera QR code (8), not updating and incomplete entries of costumers’ registration logbook (5), business operators allowing dine-in (2), employee capacity exceeds the allowable amount (1), not preparing hand sanitizer (1), not preparing the thermometer (1) and business premises operating beyond permitted hours (1).

This brings the total number of compounds issued by local authorities since Feb 1 this year to 665. — DayakDaily