SIBU: Police issued RM1,000 fines to five food handlers from two different eateries here for violating the recovery movement control order (MCO) on Friday (Nov 27).
Sibu OCPD Asst Comm Stanley Jonathan Ringgit said the five food handlers were caught during a MCO integrated operation in Jalan Lanang and Jalan Lada.
"They were compounded for not wearing face masks during a MCO operation from 8am to 2pm on Friday, ' he said.
The operation was led by Sibu Crime Prevention and Community Policing Department chief DSP Ariffin Bahar.
The integrated enforcement team comprised of two senior police officers, 29 rank-and-file personnel and six from the army, civil defence force and Sibu Municipal Council.
"During the operation, a woman was also caught for allegedly selling illegal 4D numbers at a shop in Jalan Lanang," he added.
Separately in Kapit, OCPD Dep Supt Freddy Bian said seven people were also issued compounds for not wearing face masks.
He added that they were caught during a MCO enforcement operation.
The action was taken under Regulation 8 of the Prevention and Control of Infectious Diseases (Measures Within the Infected Local Areas) Regulations 2020.
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