Students in the enhanced movement control order (EMCO) locality of Sultan Azlan Shah Polytechnic (PSAS) at Behrang, Perak are well taken care of in terms of necessities and emotional well-being.
“Targeted screenings were done on the students involved on June 3, where 20 out of 169 were tested positive for COVID-19 via swab tests.
“The second screening done yesterday (June 8) found 13 more who tested positive.
“We were informed that the students returned from their hometowns after the Hari Raya celebration.
“As such, an EMCO was implemented in the polytechnic’s locality starting today until June 22.
“The students are confined to their own dormitories and prohibited from going out.
“Both dry and wet food rations are consistently provided to the students so that they can cook for themselves.
“Thus, I’d like to reassure parents that the students’ welfare are taken care of,” he told reporters in a media session after the visit.
EMCO Housing Area Representatives to Distribute Aid from NGO and Others
Meanwhile, the state government has agreed to allow resident representatives from within EMCO localities in Ipoh to distribute contributions of necessities from NGOs and other parties to the operation control post.
According to Saarani, this was decided during a meeting held on June 7 and was agreed upon by the police and the Kinta District and Land Office.
“However, only those who’ve undergone screening tests and are tested negative can do so.
“Also, only an elected representative from each housing area is allowed to partake in the distribution activity.
“They will be given a pass each for the purpose,” he explained.