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The homeless people living on the streets of KL have their own place to sleep for now, as they have been rounded up during the Covid-19 outbreak and subsequent movement control order (MCO).
According to Harian Metro, as many as 510 homeless people are being screened for Covid-19 by the Ministry of Health (MOH). None have tested positive yet, according to KL Mayor Datuk Nor Hisham Ahmad Dahlan.
Their biometrics data will be recorded to be used by the Social Welfare Department to provide assistance.
Four community halls are being used to house them, namely Pusat Komuniti Sentul Perdana, Pusat Komuniti Setiawangsa, Dewan Serbaguna Alam Damai, and Dewan Serbaguna Tasik Ampang Hilir.
They are provided with a pillow, mattress, and other essentials within the halls.
These homeless include nationalities from Indonesia, Myanmar, Vietnam, Japan, India, Syria, Egypt, Sri Lanka, Korea, Pakistan, and Somalia.
This operation has a budget of RM2 million, though City Hall will accept public donations at the halls themselves.
Anne is an advocate of sustainable living and the circular economy, and has managed to mum-nag the team into using reusable containers to tapau food. She is also a proud parent of 4 cats and 1 rabbit.