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KUCHING, Oct 19: The police have issued a total of 56 compounds to the public for failing to adhere to the physical distancing standard operating procedure (SOP) during a one-week inspection conducted around Kuching city.
According to Kuching District police chief ACP Awang Din Awang Gani, during the inspection, which was conducted from Oct 12 until 18, 47 men and nine women had flouted the Recovery Movement Control Order (RMCO) SOP.
“During the one-week inspection, 14 entertainment outlet customers were also issued with compounds for OFFENCES committed under the Regulation 3 of the Infectious Disease Control (PPPPB) (No. 8) 2020, for violating the SOP,” he said in a statement today.
He said the RM1,000 compound that has been issued must be settled at the District Health Office (PKD) within 14 days.
Awang Din also stressed that the police will continue to carry out ongoing inspections on (entertainment) premises and public places to prevent the spread of Covid-19, with cases seen increasing lately.
He said the Royal Malaysia Police (PDRM) would not hesitate to issue compounds to any individuals who failed to comply with the RMCO SOP.
“Among the guidelines that need to be followed by the public are wearing a face mask in public places, at the same time ensuring physical distancing. For business premises, it is necessary to ensure that there is a body temperature measuring device, including a notebook to record names and contact numbers, together with sanitisers,” he added.
At the same time, Awang Din also advised the public to not be complacent and always remain vigilant during this pandemic outbreak.
“Any individual who is not healthy is required to undergo a medical examination immediately, while practising social distancing at all times with at least one-metre from the others.
“The pandemic situation in Malaysia is now more worrying, and only by practising the new norm and the public adherence to the SOP will be the determining factor to ensure we are successful in curbing the spread of Covid-19,” he said. –DayakDaily.