By Ling Hui
KUCHING, May 15: Half of 18 compounds for Covid-19 standard operating procedure (SOP) flouters issued by the Ministry of Local Government and Housing today were to those premises having incomplete patron registration books.
Of the total violators, State Disaster Management Committee (SDMC) said five did not wear face masks, two did not register their names before entering any premises, one did not observe social distancing and another was found with a dysfunctional temperature scanner.
The committee added the Betong District Office issued five of these compounds, Padawan Municipal Council (MPP) (three), Kapit District Office (three), Sibu Municipal Council (SMC) (two), Serian District Office (two), Kuching South City Council (MBKS) (two) and Sarikei District Office issued one.
With that, SDMC in a statement on Covid-19 update today, said the cumulative number of compounds under the Ministry since Feb 1, 2021 increased to 498 today.
Meanwhile, there are another 15 of the same compounds issued by the Malaysia Royal Police (PDRM) with seven of them in Kuching, six in Bintulu and one each in Simunjan and Miri.
Seven SOP flouters were found not wearing face masks, four were roaming on the streets without valid reasons after 10pm curfew, two did not observe physical distancing, one business owner found operating overtime and another who traveled across zones without a police permit.
The cumulative number of such compounds issued by the PDRM since March 18, 2020, thus, stands at 6,524 as of today. — DayakDaily