PM visits under-EMCO Medan 88

SEPANG: Prime Minister Tan Sri Muhyiddin Yassin paid a visit to Medan 88 Bandar Baru Salak Tinggi, which came under the enhanced movement control order following a spike in the number of Covid-19 cases.

Muhyiddin arrived at the area at 9am and was greeted by Selangor Mentri Besar Datuk Seri Amirudin Shari and state Health Department director Datuk Dr Sha’ari Ngadiman.

Also present was Women, Family and Community Development Minister Datuk Seri Rina Harun.

Muhyiddin was then briefed by Dr Sha’ari on the profile of the area measuring some 2.64ha with 284 premises and about 800 residents.

Clad in a full personal protective equipment (PPE) set, the Prime Minister spent about half an hour checking the area.

Muhyiddin also stopped and talked with a resident, Ahmad Bahiyuddin Syafiq Ahmad Rosdi, 23, who was undergoing a swab test.

On the ground: Muhyiddin (left), clad in PPE, chatting with a Medan 88 resident during his visit. — BernamaOn the ground: Muhyiddin (left), clad in PPE, chatting with a Medan 88 resident during his visit. — Bernama

During the brief chat, the Prime Minister shared his experience of having to take the Covid-19 test repeatedly.

Dr Sha’ari later told reporters that the Selangor Health Department had detected two positive Covid-19 cases on Oct 4.

He added that active case detection had since resulted in 113 people being screened so far, with 35.3% or 40 people testing positive.

“This figure is quite high and that is why we proposed periodical or targeted screening.

“We have mobilised 60 of our personnel to handle this area.

“We hope this effort will break the chain of Covid-19 infection here, ” he added.

Rina said the Women, Family and Community Development Ministry had prepared 500 food baskets to be distributed to the residents and would continue providing them with the necessary aid from time to time. — Bernama

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