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Federal Territories Ministry sets up cubicles to shelter homeless

KUALA LUMPUR (April 7): The Federal Territories Ministry has installed cubicles at a temporary shelter for the homeless during the duration of the movement control order (MCO), the Malay Mail reported today.

This is so that social distancing is also observed among the less fortunate.

The facilities opened to house the Kuala Lumpur’s homeless are Sentul Perdana Community Centre, the Ampang Hilir Multi-Purpose Hall, Setiawangsa Community Centre and Alam Damai Multi-Purpose Hall.

It is reported the centres are owned by City Hall (DBKL) and run by its staff and People’s Volunteer Corps (RELA) personnel.

KL Mayor Datuk Nor Hisham Ahmad Dahlan told the news portal that all the homeless had undergone COVID-19 testing and the results have been negative.

Meanwhile, Federal Territories Minister Tan Sri Annuar Musa said things are being quickly done to take care of the homeless.

“Alhamdulillah. My directive to install the cubicles for the homeless is swiftly being done tonight. Praise to God. I will take care of blankets after this,” he posted a tweet last night.

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