SUITED up in protective gear and strapped with a mist blower full of disinfectant, Klang Municipal Council’s (MPK) Vector and Communicable Disease Control Unit workers are going all out to disinfect Covid-19 hotspots to stem the spread of the disease.
MPK’s Health Department director Azmi Muji said an aggressive exercise to sanitise hotspots, especially walk-up residential units, schools, government facilities and even public transportation areas was being carried out daily.
“Selangor Health Department, with coordinated guidance from District Health Department, has sanitised 14 locations categorised as Covid-19 hotspots.
“Our men have sanitised the areas of Vista Indah Apartment, Jalan Batu Unjur, SMK Pendamaran Jaya, Pandamaran police station, Jalan Batu Nilam 15 flats, Jalan Gelang 8 in Bandar Puteri, Klang Jaya Apartment, SK Taman Sri Andalas, SJK(T) Ladang Batu Ampat, Kampong Jawa, North Klang police headquarters, SRA Sementa, Lorong Seri Tanjung 4D, 4C and 4A, Lengkungan Seri Sedili, SMK Tinggi Klang and SK Bukit Kuda, ” he said.
Azmi added that the council’s Vector and Communicable Disease Control Unit carried out intensive effort in public areas such as bus stops, commuter stations and five-foot-ways of shops selling groceries.
“Our focus is on where there are one or two cases in a single locality.
“We are taking extra precautionary measures in those areas.
“While sanitisation work is carried out on frequently touched points, we also advise people to thoroughly wash their hands, ” he said.
Yesterday, Azmi and MPK environmental health officer Zakaria Ismail coordinated sanitisation works at Flat Block A to D in Taman Suria Pendamar, Jalan Selat Selatan 17, Port Klang, where council workers spent some three hours sanitising public areas of the 240 units of walk-up flats.
“We also get the help of Klang Fire and Rescue Department when we are overwhelmed.
“It is a time-consuming effort as most of the work is labour-intensive.
“We will continue to evaluate our efforts and get guidance from District Health Department, ” he said.
Azmi also warned people to stop spitting in public places as it could lead to the spread of infectious diseases.
“We notice people spitting in public places. We want this bad habit to stop.
“Some people spit along common walk paths around the flats, on public roads and in lifts, ” he said.
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