Supermarts get a proper cleansing

Fire and Rescue Department personnel spraying every corner of a supermarket in Simpang Renggam with disinfectant.

SIMPANG RENGGAM: The Fire and Rescue Department has completed disinfection works at three supermarkets here as part of efforts to curb the spread of Covid-19.

Operation commander Ahmad Murad Sa’at said the operation was conducted at three supermarkets located in Taman Bintang Ria and Ulu Benut.

“The operation started at about 10pm on March 27 involving 20 personnel and officers including seven hazardous material (hazmat) experts.

“We deployed one fire truck, four Rapid Response Vehicle (RRV), one Ultimate Rescue Vehicle (URV) and one Emergency Medical Rescue Services (EMRS),” he said in a statement.

He elaborated that the work was conducted using a mist spray containing disinfectant liquid and water.

“The premises have been sprayed using one unit of a portable pump, four units of portable pressure sprayers, four units of a garden pump and one unit of motorised garden pump,” he said, adding that no space was left unchecked during the operation.

Ahmad said the operation was conducted to ensure the premises, situated just 8km from Kampung Datuk Ibrahim Majid and Bandar Baharu Datuk Ibrahim Majid which are both under enhanced movement control order (MCO), did not pose a risk to the residents.

The enhanced MCO, which lasts until April 9, has been enforced following a sharp spike in Covid-19 positive cases in the area with 61 confirmed cases.

The order affects some 3,570 residents from 650 families in the two villages concerned, and also covers the surrounding neighbourhoods. According to reports, Health Ministry is taking samples from residents in the two villages for testing.

So far, 1,501 residents have submitted samples for testing, and the remaining residents will have samples taken in stages every day until completed.

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