Kulai council goes partially online to curb Covid-19 cases

KULAI: The Kulai Municipal Council (MPKu) has moved part of its operations online to help curb the spread of Covid-19 infections.

MPKu president Mohammed Shakib Ali said the new working norm included the staff complying with the Work From Home (WFH) initiative introduced by the Federal Government last month.

“The public who have business with MPKu have to make an appointment before coming into the office.

“This way we can control the number of people coming in and staff are present to help them.

“Kulai has been identified as a yellow zone due to the increase in cases lately and we need to take extra precautions, ” he said, adding that MPKu had reduced the number of its staff coming to work by 50%.

“The council has started a shift system to control the number of staff present at a time, ” he said after chairing the MPKu full board meeting here.

Mohammed Shakib said if any Covid-19 infections involving MPKu staff were detected, the council would be closed and operations would be conducted fully online.

He said the duration of closure would be determined by the district Health Office.

“The council welcomes any request for sanitation work involving public places as we have allocations for this, ” he added.

MPKu chief whip Datuk Mohd Jafni Md Shukor said full board meetings were now kept short.

“We only discuss urgent matters and core issues such as finance, licensing and taxes.

“We conduct routine enforcement patrols within the council area to ensure the public adhere to the standard operating procedures (SOP) imposed by the government, ” he said.

Mohd Jafni said MPKu, through a collaboration with the Kulai Sejahtera Foundation, was also distributing basic necessities to the low-income group in the area.

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