Govt rest houses open to frontliners in Covid-19 struggle

Health workers wait at a screening centre for the Covid-19 virus.

PETALING JAYA: The government will be utilising its rest houses and transit homes nationwide for frontliners in the fight against Covid-19, the Prime Minister’s Department said today.

In a statement, it said the government’s property management division had prepared accommodation for personnel from the health ministry and National Security Council.

In Putrajaya, four apartment units have been available for frontliners since March 27, while in Cameron Highlands, nine deluxe rooms have been reserved for health ministry personnel.

In Penang, three deluxe rooms will be kept aside for ministry personnel from tomorrow onwards, with shared buildings also prepared for this purpose.

They are Wisma Persekutuan in Klang, Bangunan Persekutuan Termeloh and the Maran state building.

In Kelantan, the Kuala Krai state building has been reserved as well.

Malaysia has reported 2,766 confirmed cases and 43 deaths from Covid-19 so far.

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