Visiting karaoke tops list of offences for SOP violation with 37 compounds issued file pic. // Photo: Pixabay

KUCHING, June 14: A total of 37 compounds were issued by the police for people visiting a karaoke outlet in which they are in violation of the Covid-19 standard operating procedures (SOPs).

According to a report from Sarawak Disaster Management Committee (SDMC), visiting entertainment outlets in particular karaoke has the most number of compounds issued with 37 out of the 77 compounds issued.

The second highest offence was for those violating curfew whereby there were 21 compounds issued for the public who were still in public places after 10 pm.

Other offences include not practicing physical distancing (5), involvement in cockfighting (3), not registering for entry into premises using MySejahtera (3), carrying more passengers than the limit (2), opening of karaoke outlet (1), not providing hand sanitizer (1), not wearing facemask (1), opening of hair salon (1), going out of Enhanced Movement Control Order (EMCO) area without permission (1) and fishing at public places (1).

As for location, Sibu recorded the highest number of compounds issued among all the districts in Sarawak with 39 followed by Kuching with 13, Bintulu (12), Miri (7), Padawan (3), Serian (2) and Lawas (1).

The 77 new compounds issued have brought the cumulative number of compounds given out to date since March 18, 2020 to 7,761.

Besides, the police have also arrested one Covid-19 patient at Jalan Datuk Patinggi Ali for running away from Sarawak General Hospital (SGH) and an Indonesian for not wearing a face mask at a coffee shop in Bintulu.

Meanwhile, there were five compounds issued by the local council under the Local Government and Housing Ministry.

They were for three violations of people not registering for check-in using MySejahtera App and two offences for not updating the registration book.

Two of the offences were recorded in Bau District Council, and one each in Serian District Council, Bintulu Development Authority (BDA) and Kapit District Council.

Thus, the overall number of compounds issued by the local authorities since February 1, 2021 until to-date has increased to 1,021. — DayakDaily