7 individuals, 3 business premises taken to task for violating Covid-19 SOP

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KUCHING, August 13: Seven individuals in three different business premises were slapped with RM1,000 compound for not adhering to the Covid-19 standard operating procedure (SOP) during a SOP compliance inspection in Kuching.

According to Kuching District Police chief ACP Awang Din Awang Gani, on August 12, 2020, four inspections have been conducted by the police from Tabuan Jaya police station, Sg. Maong police station, Santubong police station and Bintawa police station.

“During the inspection, a total of five individuals have failed to follow the physical distancing practices set by the government under the Recovery Movement Control Order (RMCO) SOP; while three premises were found to violate the SOP by operating without providing a temperature checking device, log book and hand sanitiser at their premises.

“At the same time, two customers were also found to have failed to comply with the SOP for not writing down their particulars in the log book when entering the premises,” said Awang Din in a press statement today.

Awang Din said all the individuals were ordered to present themselves to Kuching District police headquarters for their offences in accordance to Rule 3, PPPPB (No. 7) 2020, for not complying with the SOP set, and the compound must be settled at the Kuching District Health Office within 14-days.

He noted that the public have become more complacent and are adopting a lax attitude towards complying with Covid-19 SOP despite the daily issuance of compounds by the police.

“The public should work together with the authorities to curb the spread of Covid-19, and should not take the pandemic lightly,” he stressed. –DayakDaily.