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MCO: Police slap 11 individuals with compound for jogging in public areas
Posted on : 21 Jun 2021  Source of News: https://www.theborneopost.com/2021/06/16/mco-police-slap-11-individuals-with-compound-for-jogging-in-public-areas/
 

It revealed these 11 compounds were among the total 25 compounds issued by the police for violations of SOPs statewide.

KUCHING (June 16): A total 11 individuals have been issued with compounds by the police in the last 24 hours for jogging in public areas while the Movement Control Order (MCO) is still in force, said Sarawak Disaster Management Committee (SDMC) today.

It revealed these 11 compounds were among the total 25 compounds issued by the police for violations of standard operating procedures (SOPs) statewide.

The compounds issued to individuals being outside after curfew without valid reason topped the list of offences with 18.

Other compounds issued were for gathering without physical distancing (10), exceeding the number of passengers allowed in a vehicle (8), not wearing face mask (4), opening premises not allowed to open under MCO (2), being out of the house while under quarantine (1), dining in at an eatery (1) and conducting an activity not allowed under MCO (1).

Sibu topped the number of compounds issued with 26, followed by Kuching (12), Bintulu (4), Kota Samarahan (4), Lawas (3), Sarikei (3), Marudi (2), Miri (1) and Kapit (1).

Since March 18 last year, the police have issued a total of 7,865 compounds in the state

As for the local authorities under the Ministry of Local Government and Housing, the committee said 13 compounds were issued for SOP violations, with four from Sibu Municipal Council, four from Miri City Council, one from Sarikei District Council, Matu and Dato Districts Council (1), Padawan Municipal Council (1), Kota Samarahan Municipal Council (1) and Bau District Council (1).

The violations were not updating or incomplete registration book (7), operating without permission (3) and dining in (3).

Since Feb 1 this year, the committee said the local authorities had issued 1,051 compounds.

On another matter, SDMC said the number of Covid-19 red zones have now been reduced to 29 districts after Marudi reverted to orange zone status.

Matu has however turned from yellow zone to orange zone after recording 30 cases in the past two weeks, which brings the number of orange zones to four.

There are only seven yellow zones left, while there are no districts categorised as green zones.

The Ministry of Health (MOH) categorises a Covid-19 green zone district as no local cases recorded over a 14-day period; one to 20 local transmission cases as yellow; 21 to 40 as orange; and 41 and above as red zone.