Tawau Residents, Frontliners Continue To Receive Food Baskets Aid

TAWAU: The Sabah government continues to distribute food baskets to about 2,000 households around Batu 4 and Kinabutan Kecil here to help alleviate the people’s burden in facing COVID-19.

Sabah assistant finance minister, Datuk Nizam Abu Bakar Titingan said the distribution of the assistance to residents as well as frontliners affected by the implementation of the Conditional Movement Control Order (CMCO) had been carried out since two weeks ago and the effort would continue.

“There are still residents who have not received yet to receive the food baskets, please be patient. The state government would ensure every affected resident would be given attention and aid from time to time,” Nizam, who is also Apas state assemblyman, said when met here today.

Meanwhile, in a separate event, Malaysia Airport Holding Berhad (Malaysia Airport) here has distributed 200 Comfort kit to frontliners here through the COVID-19 Disaster Management Committee.

  Tawau Airport Manager, Hasbi Said said the donation was flown in collaboration with the Royal Malaysian Air Force (RMAF) from Subang to Tawau under the MYAirportCARES programme today.

 “The comfort kit contains a sleeping bag, toiletries, and a hand towel,” he said, adding that about 150 kits were distributed to frontliners in Kota Kinabalu. 

 Hasbi said the Tawau Airport had completed the installation of thermal scanners and 17 sneeze guards at check-in counters as proactive measures to curb the spread of COVID-19.