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A People’s Volunteer Corps (Rela) members watching the public undergo a swab test at the free Covid-19 community screening programme at the Sungai Besar Mini Stadium, in Sabak Bernam, on February 25, 2021. — Picture by ASRI SAPFIE/SELANGORKINI

Kita Selangor Package: 4,987 individuals benefited from free Covid-19 screening

By Afix Redzuan

SHAH ALAM, March 4 — The number of people benefiting from phase one of the free targeted Covid-19 community screening had increased to 4,987 as of March 1.

In the weekly progress report involving 20 initiatives of the Kita Selangor Package, the Selangor State Economic Planning Unit announced that the free screening that targets 50,000 people will continue on March 6 and 7.

“On March 6, the screening is at Shah Alam City Council (MBSA) Subang Perdana and the Subang Jaya City Council (MBSJ) in Seri Kembangan. On March 7, the screening operations will be at Section 2 in Kota Damansara and Section 15 in Shah Alam,” the report said.

Aside from that, the number of Smart Selangor Bus passengers at the Covid-19 Low-Risk Quarantine and Treatment Centres (PKRC) in Serdang has increased to 9,247 people compared to previously at 6,909 people.

Within a month of its announcement, six out of 20 initiatives under the Kita Selangor Package announced on January 20 by Selangor Menteri Besar Dato’ Seri Amirudin Shari has been accomplished.

The following is the list of progress for the package:

* Total number of children at 12 childcare centres is at 414 persons from 316 families

* A total of 5,122 individuals registered for the Rakyat Selangor Tuition Centre Portal including 158 from other states. The portal has recorded more than 30,203 non-registered viewers as of March 1

* As of February 26, the Yayasan Hijrah Selangor has recorded 97 applications for the Go Digital financing scheme that combines the digitalisation of Selangor’s Micro and Retail e-Suppliers as well as the e-Kitchen

* 10 applications for the Niaga Darul Ehsan (NaDI) Scheme were approved involving RM42,000 in financing at the end of February. A total of 171 applications are currently being processed

* The Disaster Management Unit, State Secretary’s  Corporate Department and the Smart Selangor Delivery Unit (SSDU) are operating at the Smart Selangor C5i Operation Centre to monitor Covid-19 data

* The Selangor Task Force Operation (STFO) for Covid-19 is operating at the Smart Selangor Centre of Excellence (CoE2) to draft strategies to control the pandemic

* The Covid-19 Fund collection stood at RM2.6 million as of March 1

* 150 tonnes of compost fertiliser (chicken manure) aid were handed to 200 recipients in Hulu Langat through the Farming Community Assistance initiative

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