Food aid worth RM90,000 for Plaza Hentian Kajang folk

Barbed wires have been installed around Plaza Hentian Kajang after the area was placed under enhanced MCO. — Filepic

SELANGOR government has allocated RM90,000 food aid to Plaza Hentian Kajang folk who have been placed under the enhanced movement control order (MCO) since late October.

Hulu Langat Land and District Office disaster management committee chairman Najmuddin Jemain said the aid would be distributed to 2,600 residents in over 580 residential units.

He said food was distributed to residents there six times as of Nov 9.

“The aid comprises contributions from the state government, the assemblyman, the private sector and non-governmental organisations, ” he said.

Plaza Hentian Kajang was initially placed under enhanced MCO from Oct 28 to Nov 9 after 63 out of 909 individuals in the area tested positive for Covid-19.

Last Monday, Senior Minister Datuk Seri Ismail Sabri Yaakob announced that the lockdown would be extended to Nov 24.

He said it was because there was an increase in the number of positive Covid-19 cases among residents in the vicinity.

Najmuddin, however, said the duration of the enhanced MCO could be shortened pending advice from Health Ministry.

He reminded residents to comply with the standard operating procedures set by National Security Council.

“Residents do not need to worry as all grocery shops will operate as usual.

“ATMs will also be open but with supervision by the authorities, ” he said at a press conference in Hulu Langat district administrative complex in Bandar Baru Bangi.

Also present was Kajang Municipal Council president Datuk Zulkefli Khalid. — By FARID WAHAB

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