Residents under TMCO to receive food aid

Food supplies ready to be distributed to the residents of Kampung Sungai Ud and Kampung Sungai Ud Hilir.

DALAT: Kampung Sungai Ud and Kampung Sungai Ud Hilir which was recently placed under tightened movement control order (TMCO) will be receiving food aid today. 

Dalat assemblywoman Datuk Seri Fatimah Abdullah said the food supplies will be handed out today, operating from Dalat Community Hall.

“2,714 residents from the affected two longhouses will receive food supplies enough for two weeks,” she said via WhatsApp on Friday evening.

On the same day, Sarawak Disaster Management Committee (SDMC) chairman Datuk Amar Douglas Uggah commented about the two villages, appending that the villages were initially scheduled to be placed under the conditional movement control order (CMCO) starting Jan 27.

However, the TMCO was enforced due to the increasing trend of infection cases in the district.

Fatimah, who is also the Minister of Welfare, Community, Wellbeing, Women, Family and Childhood Development added that a total of 5,428 packets of food aid for two weeks supply have been packed and will be distributed to the affected residents.

“Other essential items such as milk and pampers will also be given to children below four years old,” she said.

Today’s food aid distribution activities will be led by Social Welfare Department Mukah division officer Haslinda Supu.

Dalat district is currently a red zone for Covid-19 as a total of 91 positive cases has been reported in the last 14 days.