FT Minister implores unregistered foreign workers, refugees and families to get tested for Covid-19

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  • Tuesday, 24 Mar 2020

KUALA LUMPUR: Unregistered foreign workers, refugees and UNHCR (United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees) card holders and their families are advised to come forward to get themselves tested for Covid-19.

Federal Territories Minister Tan Sri Annuar Musa (pic) urged this group of people to come forward without fear.

“Don’t be afraid, please come forward and get yourselves tested, ’’ he said during a live-streaming video on Facebook on Tuesday (March 24).

Among the group, he especially called on those who had attended the recent Sri Petaling tabligh convention here to come forward.

"By doing so, you are helping us to help you.

“It does not matter if you have symptoms or not, just get tested. By doing so you are helping to curb the virus.Your understanding and cooperation is highly appreciated, ’’ he added.

On the homeless here, Annuar said that the community will be placed in designated areas in the city during the movement control order.

“We sympathise with them but they cannot be left by themselves roaming around the city and mingling with one another, ’’ he said, adding that several government buildings have been identified for their temporary stay.

Adding that food will be provided for them three times a day, Annuar also advised NGOs helping the homeless during this time to coordinate with the authorities on the matter.

He said that nine locations have been identified for the NGOs to drop off food and supplies.

The minister reminded everyone that as of 6pm on Monday, there were 259 Covid-19 cases in Kuala Lumpur with the highest cases reported in Lembah Pantai at 157 and 44 cases in Titiwangsa.

Both areas have been classified as red zones for Covid-19.

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