Sabah govt to continue with food basket programme, RM31.58mil allocated

KOTA KINABALU: The Sabah government will continue with its food basket programme for targeted groups affected by the pandemic under the Bantuan Prihatin Covid-19 2.0 initiative.

State Local Government and Housing Minister Datuk Masidi Manjun (pic) on Thursday (Jan 28) said recipients include those in the B40 group.

"An allocation of RM31.58mil has been approved for this purpose, with some 315,000 heads of households are expected to benefit from this.

"The distribution of food baskets in phases started on Tuesday (Jan 26) to all districts," he said in a daily statement on Covid-19 developments in Sabah.

Sabah recorded 282 new cases on Thursday, bringing the cumulative number to 48,019 cases.

Three fatalities were recorded – two in Lahad Datu and one in Keningau. The cumulative number of recoveries stands at 43,939 individuals.

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