Police to track down man who breaches home quarantine

Covid-19 (file pic)

KUCHING, Oct 16: Police are tracking down a man who breached the home quarantine order as he was not at home in Dalat when the police visited.

State Disaster Management Committee (SDMC), in a statement today, revealed that it was suspected that the man could have gone working outside the district.

The police have thus issued two investigation notices for two persons found to have violated the mandatory 14-day quarantine as part of the precaution against Covid-19 infection in the past 24 hours.

Meanwhile, another man, who was undergoing quarantine in a hotel, was discovered in Miri city.

The man had been ordered to return to the hotel and an arrest will be made upon completion of the quarantine period.

The police have also issued 13 compound notices for violations on Covid-19 standard operating procedures (SOP) in the last 24 hours throughout Sarawak.

SDMC said that eight compound notices were issued in Kuching followed by two each in Miri and Saratok respectively, and one in Kota Samarahan.

The Local Government and Housing Ministry also issued 85 oral, written and seizure notices under Sibu Municipal Council (SMC) (30), Kuching North City Commission (DBKU) (21), Bintulu Development Authority (BDA) (19), MD Marudi (10), MD Serian (2), and one each in Kuching South City Council (MBKS), MPKS and MB Miri.

Compliance checks were also carried out on 1,453 premises throughout Sarawak involving 197 supermarkets, restaurants (272), factories (10), banks (113), government offices (56), hawkers (43), markets (69), houses of worship (67), recreational areas (40), construction sites (21) and others (565). —DayakDaily