Covid-19: FT Ministry preparing four new low-risk quarantine centres


KUALA LUMPUR (Bernama): The Federal Territories Ministry is providing four Covid-19 Low-Risk Quarantine and Treatment Centres (PKRCs) for People's Housing Project (PPR) and Public Housing (PA) residents who test positive.

Its Minister Tan Sri Annuar Musa (pic) said the four private PKRCs are at Royal Chulan Hotel, Jalan Conlay; International Youth Centre (IYC) in Bandar Tun Razak, Cheras; Tamu Hotel and Suites Kampung Baru and the Travelodge City Centre Hotel.

He said the PKRCs were for Category One and Two Covid-19 patients in the area to undergo self-quarantine and avoid the increase in positive cases due to close contact among family members.

"Currently, those who test positive but are asymptomatic (Category One) or with mild symptoms (Category Two) are required to undergo self-quarantine at home. However, we find that most of them live in cramped and crowded houses, especially the B40 families in PPR and PA which are not conducive for the purpose," he said in a statement on Monday (July 26).

Annuar said the initiative was taken after the ministry held discussions with various relevant agencies and decided to relocate and place those positive in several hotels designated as PKRCs

He said the operation to take in about 1,000 patients started on Monday with the help of the Covid-19 Assessment Centre (CAC), the Kuala Lumpur Federal Territory Health Department (JKWPKL) and several related government agencies and departments.

"The Ministry is also working to provide more Covid-19 treatment facilities in the Federal Territory to help those facing self-quarantine issues," he said.- Bernama

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