PETALING JAYA: Datuk Seri Dr Wee Ka Siong and a group of volunteers distributed food and basic necessities at his constituency in Ayer Hitam, Johor on Friday (May 7).
The Transport Minister also praised the efforts made by Ayer Hitam's MCA crisis relief squad's volunteer firemen, who took the initiative to distribute free vegetables to households after the emergence of a Covid-19 cluster in Kg Baru Machap Baru, Melaka.
Dr Wee, who is also MCA president, said several Kg Baru Machap Baru residents had issued an emergency SOS message on social media, requesting for supplies of vegetables as shops were closed.
On Wednesday (May 5), the Health Ministry identified 20 new clusters in the country, including the one in Kg Baru Machap Baru.
The government also placed Kuala Lumpur and several localities in Johor, Perak and Terengganu under movement control order (MCO) for 14 days from May 7-20.
This comes after six districts in Selangor went under MCO from Thursday (May 6) until May 17.
Dr Wee also noted that Yong Peng in Johor was very gloomy and quiet.
"Although restaurants in Yong Peng are affected by Covid-19, many traders understand that nothing is more important than to prevent the spread of the pandemic," said Dr Wee.