Article by V. Sivaji (Penang Hyperlocal)
The Chief Minister of Penang, Chow Kon Yeow went on ground to meet and distribute food aid to the needy and underprivileged groups at Chulia Street.
The food aid programme was organised by Pusat Kawan (Kawan Penang) which is located along Lebuh Klang, George Town.
Also present were the main organisers of the food aid programme, Lily Wong and Lily Oh.
“We would like to thank all of the donors for making this event a success. It is timely that the food aid can help the underprivileged during these testing times,” said Wong.
Meanwhile, Chow added that this programme is a great way to start the New Year.
“I would like to congratulate Pusat Kawan for giving out the food items for those in need in this area,” he said, adding that they will continue to reach out to the deserving community.
Some 200 plus food parcels, face masks along with sanitisers were given out.
During the press conference, Chow said that at present Penang has two centres dedicated for handling low-risk COVID-19 cases.
“One is at Kompleks Masyarakat Penyayang and another is at Kompleks Sukan Balik Pulau with 190 and 432 beds respectively.”
“Due to stringent screening, we are tracing more COVID-19 cases in the state of late. We will be having a state-level meeting on 5 January to discuss and identify the need for more low-risk centres to be set up in the state.”
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