Stay-at-home orders may be completed at designated facilities if homes unsuitable

Datuk Amar Douglas Uggah Embas

By Karen Bong

KUCHING, Oct 9: Returnees who find that their homes not practical to complete their stay-home-orders may inform the authorities at airports or apply to complete quarantines at a designated facility.

State Disaster Management Committee (SDMC) chairman Datuk Amar Douglas Uggah Embas warned that the police will beef up monitoring on those serving stay-home-orders.


“Yesterday (Oct 7), police caught a man violating the stay-home-order and he has been compounded.

“Actions will be taken against those who violate the order under the Prevention and Control of Infectious Diseases Act 1988 (Act 342),” he told a press conference to give Covid-19 updates on the situation in Sarawak here yesterday.

The Deputy Chief Minister thus advised those who find that their homes are not suitable for quarantine for reasons such as being too crowded, may inform authorities at the point of entry so they can be ushered to a designated facility.

Meanwhile, the police detained two Indonesian workers at a cafeteria at Jalan Demak here for not wearing face masks while serving customers.

“The police also issued 10 compound notices (to individuals) for violating Covid-19 standard operating procedures (SOP) throughout Sarawak in the past 24 hours.

“Six compound notices were issued in Miri, followed by Kuching (3) and Kota Samarahan (1),” Uggah revealed.

The Local Government and Housing Ministry, he added, also issued 116 oral, written and confiscation notices under Bintulu Development Authority (BDA) (43), Kuching North City Hall (DBKU) (23), Sibu Municipal Council (SMC) (16), Marudi District Council (12), Serian District Council (10), Kuching South City Council (MBKS) (6) and Mukah-Dalat District Council (6).

Compliance checks were also carried out on 1,506 premises throughout Sarawak involving 168 supermarkets, restaurants (254), factories (22), banks (91), government offices (25), hawkers (135), markets (75), houses of worship (67), recreational areas (39), construction sites (11) and others (619). — DayakDaily