Loitering in public after 10pm, more than two people gathering among most common SOP violations

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By Adrian Lim

KUCHING, June 6: Loitering in public areas after 10pm and gathering in groups of more than two people accounted for the most number of Covid-19 SOP compounds issued.

According to a report from Sarawak Disaster Management Committee (SDMC), there were 13 compounds issued by the police for standard operating procedure (SOP) violations over the most recent 24-hour period.

There were also 13 compounds issued for individuals being in public places after 10pm.

Sarawak is enforcing a curfew from 10pm until 5am during the Movement Control Order (MCO) period from May 29 until June 14.

Oher SOP offences include vehicle exceeding permitted passenger capacity, not wearing facemask in the public, no permission letter for inter-district travel, exiting active case detection area and opening of premises which is disallowed during MCO.

On another note, Kuching saw the highest number of compounds issued with 31 compound, followed by Miri with nine, Bintulu (6), Dalat (6), Sibu (3), Lawas (2) Serian (1) and Sarikei (1).

Altogether, 59 compounds were issued by the police.

Local councils also issued 14 compounds: four compounds by the Kota Samarahan Municipal Council (MPKS), four by Limbang District Council, three by Kapit District Council, one by Lawas District Council, one by Miri City Council and one by Bintulu Development Authority.

The offences were for not checking in via MySejahtera, opening of premises without permission during MCO, not updating the registration book, and dine-in. — DayakDaily