Non-citizen SOP violators to fork out costs for Covid-19 screening

Datuk Amar Douglas Uggah Embas

By Karen Bong

KUCHING, Oct 6: Foreigners caught violating standard operating procedures (SOP) in entertainment centres will have to pay for and undergo Covid-19 screening themselves.

State Disaster Management Committee (SDMC) chairman Datuk Amar Douglas Uggah Embas announced this latest pandemic measure today after foreign offenders were arrested in Sibu.

In the past 24 hours, Uggah said, 14 compound notices had been issued for violating Covid-19 SOP throughout Sarawak.

“Police issued six compound notices in Miri, Kota Samarahan (4), Kuching (3) and Sibu (1),” he disclosed when giving Covid-19 updates here today.

The Local Government and Housing Ministry, he added, also issued 112 oral, written and confiscation notices under Bintulu Development Authority (BDA) (38), Kuching North City Hall (DBKU) (21), Marudi District Council (18), Sibu Municipal Council (SMC) (17), Serian District Council (10), Kuching South City Commission (MBKS) (4) and Maradong and Julau District Council (4).

Under Ops Benteng with six roadblocks mounted in the five districts of Lundu, Bau, Serian, Sri Aman and Lubok Antu, a total of 1,226 vehicles had been inspected.

Compliance checks were also carried out on 1,568 premises throughout Sarawak involving 204 supermarkets, restaurants (272), factories (17), banks (108), government offices (65), hawkers (56), markets (76), houses of worship (75), recreational areas (38), construction sites (16) and others (641). — DayakDaily