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Jakim launches Musa’adah Covid-19 fund

PUTRAJAYA: The Department of Islamic Development Malaysia (Jakim) has launched the Musa’adah Covid-19 fund as an initiative to help ease the burden of those who are adversely affected by the outbreak.

Minister in the Prime Minister Department Datuk Seri Dr Zulkifli Mohamad Al-Bakri (pix) said contribution could be made through Bank Islam Malaysia Berhad’s account (16027010001528) under the name of “Tabung Bencana Alam” with reference to “derma Covid-19”.

He said the fund would be utilised to help those affected, especially civil servants and Jakim cadre officers who work in hospitals during the Movement Control Order.

“The contribution is hoped to help officers on duty at quarantine centres and those exposed directly to the infection such as the teams who handle the deceased, hearse drivers and grave diggers from the Health Ministry and their family members,” he said during a press conference after the launch of the fund here today.

Zulkifli also called on all agencies under the Prime Minister’s Department (Religious Affairs), states’ Islamic Religious departments and councils, non-governmental bodies, mosques and surau, to put the fund collection in motion.

As of yesterday, a total of 1,518 Covid-19 positives cases with 14 deaths were recorded in the country. - Bernama