Curfew and stay-at-home violations among 18 MCO offences compounded by police

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By Karen Bong

KUCHING, June 1: Nine individuals were booked for flouting night curfews and one was caught breaching a stay home order by removing the wristband in an Enhanced Movement Control Order (EMCO) area.

These offences were among the 18 compounds issued by the police for Covid-19 standard operating procedures (SOP) violations during the Movement Control Order (MCO) throughout Sarawak in the most recent 24 hour-period.

The State Disaster Management Committee (SDMC), in its daily update on the Covid-19 situation in Sarawak, reported that seven compounds were issued in Kuching followed by Dalat (4), two each in Bintulu, Padawan and Mukah and one in Samarahan.

The other offences involved comprised carrying passengers beyond permitted limit (4), opening of premises not allowed during MCO (2) and failure to adhere to physical distancing measures (2).

This thus increased the total number of compounds issued since March 18, 2020 to 6,957.

Meanwhile, the Ministry of Local Government and Housing also issued 12 compounds under the jurisdiction of Serian District Council (3) and one each under Bintulu Development Authority, Dalat and Mukah District Council, Matu and Daro District Council, Miri City Council, MD Subis, Padawan Municipal Council, Kota Samarahan Municipal Council, Bau District Council and Lawas District Council.

The offences involved were failure to upgrade registration book or incomplete registration (6), operating without permission (2), failure to register via MySejahtera and logbook (2), dysfunctional thermometer (1) and not adhering to the face mask rule (1).

This thus increased the number of compounds issued by local authorities since Feb 1, 2021 to 846. — DayakDaily