Disinfection exercise underway


SWM Environment workers in full protective gear disinfecting a bus stop in Jalan Tebrau in Pandan, Johor Baru.

JOHOR BARU: Johor Fire and Rescue Department personnel along with workers from SWM Environment Sdn Bhd are carrying out a disinfection exercise at public areas in the state.

State Health and Environment Committee chairman R. Vidyananthan said this would be carried out in phases statewide until April 14.

He said so far the areas disinfected included Simpang Renggam and Kampung Sinaran Baru in Kempas, which saw both areas being sprayed with disinfectants using high-powered water jets.

“A total of six zones in the Simpang Renggam area have been disinfected.

“Batu Pahat will be the next area as it has the third highest number of positive Covid-19 cases in Johor, ” he said in his daily briefing on the pandemic.

He added that the disinfection exercise at Kampung Sinaran Baru was ongoing.

Vidyananthan urged the public to remain calm during the movement control order (MCO).

“There is enough food supplies for all.

“Basic items will be handed out periodically by government agencies and departments identified, ” he said.

In Simpang Renggam, the two villages under enhanced MCO are Kampung Datuk Ibrahim Majid and Bandar Baharu Datuk Ibrahim Majid.

On the number of cases in Johor, he said so far there were 333 positive Covid-19 cases, with 24 new cases recorded on Monday.

“There is no increase in the number of deaths in the state, and 93 cases have recovered so far, ” he said.

On compliance of MCO, Vidyananthan said the rate had increased to 96.42, which was a 0.02% increase compared to earlier.

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