By Khairul Azran Hussin
PUCHONG, April 4 — Selangor has laid out various plans to cushion the impact of the Covid-19 crisis on the economy and society in the state.
Dato’ Seri Amirudin Shari said among the initiatives include the setting up of the Selangor Task Force for Covid-19 (STFC), developing the SELangkah contact tracing system, free Covid-19 screenings and the Preventing and early detection of Outbreaks at Ignition Sites (POIS) programme.
“I can say that Selangor is the only state that has initiated various programmes and efforts to control the outbreak.
“The proactive measures are in line with the most developed state status as well as the focus area where people across the country come to make a living,” said the Selangor Menteri Besar in his speech during the launch of the Covid-19 Immunisation Expansion Programme at Dataran Puchong Permai, here today.
He said to date, some 20,000 people in the state have participated in the free Covid-19 community screening programme.
“The free community testing initiative has successfully curbed the spread of the coronavirus within the community from worsening, and it will be carried out from time to time.
“I would like to remind the people to continue complying with the standard operating procedures and to not be complacent even if the Covid-19 figure has dropped or that now there is a vaccine,” he added.