MCC slaps RM1,500 compounds on SOP violators

A new set of SOPs have been issued for Sarawak. File photo for illustration purposes

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By Adrian Lim

MIRI, March 14: Two beauty salons, one eatery centre and a member of the public were each compounded with RM1,500 for not adhering to Covid-19 standard operating procedures (SOPs) here.

Miri City Council (MCC) mayor Adam Yii in a press statement today said the council’s enforcement had issued four compound notices during its first operation carried out yesterday at Bandar Baru Permyjaya, Senadin and Tudan areas.

He added the council’s enforcement team of 26 enforcement personnel and four health officers carried out the inspection exercise under the new directive for stricter enforcement on compliance of Covid-19 SOPs.

“Stricter enforcement action is now deemed necessary.

“In light of the Covid-19 pandemic, according to the daily report from the authority, (it) spread to a wider area in our community including Miri city.

“Stricter enforcement will catch the attention and cooperation of the general public that the present situation warrants strict compliance with SOP and instructions,” Yii said.

He stressed that enforcement operations will continue to be implemented and cover other areas of Miri city.

He urged business operators to use the MySejahtera app for customers to record their entry into their outlets.

He also reminded them to strictly comply with the SOP and instructions laid down by the authorities for them.

Meanwhile, the State Disaster Management Committee (SDMC) in a statement yesterday said Miri topped the number of daily Covid-19 infections in Sarawak with 57 cases reported.

Out of these reported cases, 42 were identified from active contact tracing and one was imported from Bintulu.

The balance of 14 cases comprised 11 individuals who went for Covid-19 screenings at the Miri health clinic, two cases related to the Sena Cluster and two cases involving healthcare workers at a Miri healthcare facility. — DayakDaily