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By Adrian Lim
KUCHING, Aug 18: More than 400 households in Kampung Quop were affected by the lockdown implemented to curb the spread of Covid-19 transmission.
In view of that, a non-governmental organisation (NGO), the Habitat for Indigenous and Urban Programme (Hidup) in collaboration with Kiwanis Club Kuala Lumpur have donated food items and other basic necessities to the villagers who are affected by the lockdown.
The lockdown which was first implemented on August 4 until August 17 was recently extended until August 31.
Its chairman George Young Si Ricord Junior in a statement said the extended lockdown has further intensified families’ vulnerabilities leading to a precarious existence.
Hence, he delivered food items and other basic necessities to the village which was received by Bill Kennedy@Rogers, a representative of the Village Security and Management Committee (JKKK).
The items were handed over at the checkpoint tent at the road leading to the village.
George said Hidup will continue to serve the needs of the Quop community throughout the Covid-19 pandemic period and look forward to further collaborative effort for the betterment of the surrounding communities.
He expressed his appreciation to village head woman Bonita for her update on the Kampung Quop lockdown status to him. — DayakDaily