KUALA LUMPUR: Residents of Menara City One condominium tower in Jalan Munshi Abdullah, Kuala Lumpur, received much-needed food supplies from the Welfare Department on Thursday (April 2) afternoon.
It is learnt that many residents, especially foreigners, were running out of food supplies such as rice and vegetables, after the government placed them under enhanced MCO (movement control order) on March 31, after 17 people living there tested positive for Covid-19.
Until April 13, no one can go in or out except for food delivery service workers, who are only allowed to drop off food at the lobby.
Building manager Daud Ansari told The Star that since they were on lockdown, many residents, especially the elderly, were running out of food supplies.
“People were calling our office asking for information on when they can get the food supplies but I was not able to help them at that point," he said.
“Thankfully, this afternoon the much-needed supplies have arrived and were distributed to those eligible," he said.
Daud said due to the sensitivity of the situation, the management was not able to be at the site to assist with the distribution of the food supply.
“We don’t have the safety gear but our security guards have been instructed to guide the Welfare officers to level 7 of the building, where they will distribute it to the residents," he said, adding that they were better equipped to handle the matter.
“Containing the virus is our utmost priority and we are doing the best we can," he said.
Meanwhile, Kuala Lumpur mayor Datuk Nor Hisham Ahmad Dahlan said the crisis management committee will be having a discussion on the fate of Menara City One and will provide updates on the matter later.
The enhanced MCO has affected 3,200 residents in the 502 condominiums units and premises in the tower.
At least 70% of the inhabitants are foreigners.