Covid-19: Disaster management agency issues guidelines to deal with monsoon season during pandemic


YBHG. DATUK DR. AMINUDDIN BIN HASSIM, PRESIDEN PERBADANAN PUTRAJAYA [PERBADANAN PUTRAJAYA (PPJ)] a Sempena Sambutan Hari Wilayah Persekutuan 2020.

KUALA LUMPUR (Bernama): The National Disaster Management Agency (Nadma) has issued guidelines to deal with the North-East Monsoon and rainy season during the Covid-19 pandemic.

The monsoon and rainy season are expected to begin Wednesday (Nov 11) and end in March.

Nadma director-general Datuk Dr Aminuddin Hassim (pic) said the guidelines ensured that all flood victims and staff must undergo a body temperature inspection as well as other standard operating procedures (SOPs).

"Flood victims also need to register with the MySejahtera application and all temporary evacuation centres will be cleaned and disinfected regularly.

"All relief centre staff need to ensure that there is movement control where group activities such as gotong-royong cooking are prohibited and only packed food is provided, ” he told Bernama Tuesday (Nov 10).

He said RM50,000 had been allocated for use by the State Disaster Management Committees to cover disaster operating expenses, while RM20,000 was allocated to the District Disaster Management Committees and the Civil Defence Force.

As a coordinating agency, Nadma needs to ensure that the provision of human resources, assets, relief centres, depots, forward bases and backup supplies were always at an optimal level so that the response throughout the monsoon runs smoothly, he said.

According to him, so far 5,422 evacuation centres under the auspices of the Social Welfare Department had been made available to accommodate around 1,554,713 flood victims. - Bernama

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