By Afix Redzuan
SHAH ALAM, June 2 — The Selangor government has introduced a childcare incentive for parents who are working in the frontline as a show of appreciation for the sacrifices made by the frontliners in battling against Covid-19.
Selangor Menteri Besar Dato’ Seri Amirudin Shari said frontliners who are also parents were forced to leave their children under the care of babysitters as they work tirelessly in curbing the spread of the Covidp-19 infection in the past three months.
“When the virus had spiked in March and April, many of the frontliners had sacrificed their time and energy to give their very best and some had to leave behind their children under the care of others.
“Therefore, to ease their burden while they carry out their duties for the nation, the state government has introduced the Childcare Incentive for Children of the Covid-19 Frontliners.
“Under the programme, each child will receive RM150 for two months (March and April),” he said on his official social media platforms today, in conjunction with Global Day of Parents 2020.
The incentive was previously announced in the state’s second economic stimulus package on April 1, the Selangor Cares Package 2.0.
Amirudin said the state administration had also introduced the Back to School Programme to help parents in Selangor make the necessary preparations for their children that will be going back to school.
“Once again, thank you to the parents across Malaysia, especially those in Selangor,” he added.