No social distancing practice accounts for most number of Covid-19 compounds issued today

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By Nur Ashikin Louis

KUCHING, July 5: A total of 11 individuals were compounded for not practising social distancing which accounted for the most number of Covid-19 standard operating procedure (SOP) compounds issued today.

Sarawak Disaster Management Committee (SDMC) in a statement said, the police had also compounded 10 individuals for violating the passenger capacity limit allowed for vehicles.


Other SOP offences included individuals carrying out prohibited activities during Movement Control Order (6), gathering in public places (5), being in public places after 10pm (4), not scanning MySejahtera QR code (3), not wearing face mask (2) and making inter-district travel without permit (1).

This brings the total number of daily compounds to 42 which were issued in Kuching (25), Miri (5), Sibu (5), Bintulu (4), Serian (1), Padawan (1) and Lawas (1).

Meanwhile, the Sarawak Ministry of Local Government and Housing (MLGH) has issued 10 compounds under the supervision of Bintulu Development Authority (4), Bau District Council (3), Sarikei District Council (2) and Kota Samarahan Municipal Council (1).

The violations included not updating or incomplete customers’ logbook (6), not scanning the MySejahtera QR code (2), not displaying the MySejahtera QR code (1) and not preparing hand sanitiser (1).

On the other hand, the Ministry of Domestic Trade and Consumer Affairs (KPDNHEP) Sarawak conducted 307 inspections statewide today.

It also inspected the Farley Supermarket in Sibu that has been flagged as a Covid-19 hotspot by the Hotspot Identification for Dynamic Engagement (Hide) system. — DayakDaily