EMCO: Terengganu JKM starts distributing food aid to residents of Pasir Akar sub-district

EMCO: Terengganu JKM starts distributing food aid to residents of Pasir Akar sub-district

BESUT: The Social Welfare Department (JKM) of Terengganu today began to distribute food aid to residents in three villages in the Pasir Akar sub-district, Hulu Besut, which is under the Enhanced Movement Control Order (EMCO).

Its director, Zuhami Omar said the food assistance was supplied to 2,152 residents from 467 families in Kampung Lepan Kejor, Kampung Darau-Awek and Kamping Padang Baloh.

“The food assistance would be channelled every three days, alternating between dry food and wet food.

“Today, we supplied dry items such as rice and cans of sardine but tomorrow they will receive wet food donated by non-governmental organisations (NGOs),” he said when contacted today.

Yesterday, Senior Minister (Security) Datuk Seri Ismail Sabri Yaakob announced that the National Security Council (MKN) had decided to place the three localities under the EMCO from today until Feb 27 following a recent surge of positive COVID-19 cases in the area. 

— BERNAMA