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The Federal Territories Ministry is carrying out large scale disinfection of Kuala Lumpur, especially in areas identified as Covid-19 red zones today.
According to its minister, Tan Sri Annuar Musa, his ministry was instructed by the National Security Council to expense all available resources to help fight the outbreak in the country.
As such, the campaign is a multi-agency effort consisting of some 100 personnel from the Kuala Lumpur City Hall (DBKL), Alam Flora Sdn Bhd as well as assistance from the police.
The disinfection efforts started at the Sri Petaling Mosque, which is believed to be the epicentre of the second wave of Covid-19 infections.
The intensive and concentrated sanitisation effort was observed to be done in public spaces as these are the places where members of the public are possibly exposed to the highly contagious virus.
Malay Mail reported that the disinfection works took place outside the mosqueâ€™s area, including on the roads. DBKL personnel was seen blowing disinfectant to pedestrian walkways while Alam Flora sanitation tankers helped spray disinfectant on the paved roads.
Annuar also said that his ministry will also conduct tests to check whether the sanitation process was effective as to not be complacent.
Yesterday when Annuar announced the effort, he explained that since the outbreak, the ministryâ€™s effort to contain the disease, such as movement control order measures, medical treatment of patients, and promotion of self-hygiene, had all been â€œdefensiveâ€ in concept.
Today, we have decided to take one step forward, that is, in simple terms, we want to attack the virus. This move to destroy the virus is by carrying out disinfection in public places, halls, mosques, surau, roads and alleys.Annuar Musa via Free Malaysia Today
According to Annuar, the ministry and relevant state agencies had received RM20 million through the Ministry of Housing and Local Government to help conduct activities to combat the outbreak.
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