Residents under enhanced MCO in Selayang to receive food aid once a week

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  • Saturday, 25 Apr 2020

KUALA LUMPUR: Residents of the areas under enhanced movement control order (MCO) near Pusat Bandar Utara and the Kuala Lumpur Wholesale Market will be given food aid for two weeks.

"We have asked that a week's worth of food supplies be delivered to the residents. There will be two deliveries in total," said Tan Sri Annuar Musa (pic).

The Federal Territories Minister said the food aid was supplied by the Welfare Department and would be distributed by army and Rela personnel.

"The food supply includes rice, flour packs, cooking oil, instant noodles, biscuits, sugar, canned sardines and anchovies," he said during a live press conference on Facebook Saturday (April 25).

The minister added that grocery shops in the areas were allowed to operate so that the residents could shop for supplies.

"A schedule is also being drawn up by the Kuala Lumpur City Hall (DBKL) to allow lorries bringing fresh produce such as fish and vegetables into the area," he said.

Annuar said some residents also received additional food aid for breaking their fast from individuals and non-governmental organisations on Friday (April 24).

"This included 600 packs of bubur lambuk that were distributed to selected households and 1,000 rice packs which were sponsored by me," he said.

The minister, however, stressed that the additional aid was on ad-hoc basis and could not be distributed to everyone.

Annuar said some 500 medical personnel were stationed on-site at six locations to conduct 2,000 Covid-19 tests every day, in addition to three ambulances there to respond to any emergency.

"We estimate testing will be completed within seven to eight days," he said, adding that testing was mandatory.

He urged residents to contact the hotlines that had been setup should any urgent needs arise.

The numbers are: Zone A (01136435402), Zone B (01131438670), Zone C (01136435573), Zone D (01131438563), Zone E1 (01136435467), Zone E2 (01131438085), Zone E3 (01133759712) and Zone F (01131438364).

Meanwhile, the minister said 12,000 food packs would be distributed to the needy to break their fast in Kuala Lumpur and Putrajaya under the "i-HYA Ramadhan" programme by the Yayasan Wilayah Persekutuan (YWP).

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