Taman Samudera Timur residents to be vaccinated

RESIDENTS of Taman Samudera Timur Flats in Gombak, which is currently under the enhanced movement control order, will receive their Covid-19 vaccines next week.

Selangor Mentri Besar Datuk Seri Amirudin Shari said the number of recipients would be decided after completion of a mass screening exercise involving some 3,000 residents.

“They will be given their first vaccine dose here, and the second dose at a venue that will be decided on later,” he said.

The enhanced MCO took effect in the area on July 18 and had been scheduled to last until the end of this month.

Amirudin, who visited the flats on Monday, said the order was enforced after 87 residents tested positive for Covid-19, with several fatalities reported.

Gombak Setia assemblyman Muhammad Hilman Idham, in a statement on his Facebook page, said a local community hall was being used by the Health district office for Covid-19 screening.

“Basic food supplies and other necessities have been distributed by the Welfare Department,” he wrote.

The flats in Jalan Samudera 7 comprise six blocks with 650 units.

Previously, residents in three other Selangor localities that were under the enhanced MCO were given on-site vaccinations. These were Mentari Court in Petaling Jaya, Taman Murni in Sepang and Sri Ayu Flats in Bandar Baru Bangi.

Separately, Gombak Setia state constituency coordinator Abdul Rahim Kasdi said residents would receive their second food aid today.

“We distributed supplies to some 650 households a few days ago, and we are planning two more distributions.

“We also distributed other supplies in conjunction with the recent Hari Raya Aidiladha.

“We are planning to give out produce too such as fresh chicken, fish and vegetables this week,” he said.

Abdul Rahim said the residents could contact any of the 30 volunteers who live in the area if they needed specific items such as medicines, diapers or infant formula.

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