PETALING JAYA: Major public cleaning and sanitisation exercise by relevant authorities began on Monday (March 30) at six areas identified as Covid-19 red zones.
The operation, which will be carried out in stages, began in six areas, including Lembah Pantai, Petaling, Hulu Langat, Seremban, Johor Baru, and Kluang, said the Housing and Local Government Ministry.
Its Minister Zuraida Kamaruddin also took part in the first sanitation exercise at a public area conducted by the ministry at Masjid Al-Falah Kampung Sungai Ramal Dalam, Kajang and Pasar Awam Jalan Othman in Petaling Jaya.
It is understood that a total of 153 personnel from 10 government agencies were involved in the joint-operation involving the Fire and Rescue Department, police force, Health Ministry, and Ampang Jaya Municipal Council (MPAJ) in the vicinity of Masjid Al-Falah.
"It involves sanitation of road equipment, public transport, public markets, sidewalks, transportation hubs, and others.
"The operation will also be conducted at low-cost people's housing project (PPR) areas within the red zones," she said in a statement Monday.
It was reported that seven villages in Hulu Langat will be under an enhanced movement control order from midnight to April 13 after 71 tahfiz residents tested positive for Covid-19.
Zuraida said the ministry has targetted to sanitise more than 47 red and orange zone areas nationwide.
"We hope that the local community and residents involved would give their full cooperation while the operation is conducted," she said.
Zuraida added that the Housing and Local Government Ministry had been tasked with implementing the process through local authorities, SWCorp, the Fire and Rescue Department and the Malaysian Armed Forces.