KUALA KRAI (Bernama): The government has identified a total of 4,696 children who have been orphaned due to Covid-19 as of September, says Deputy Women, Family and Community Development Minister Datuk Siti Zailah Mohd Yusoff.

She said her ministry had taken the necessary measures to ensure their welfare and that they are not left behind in terms of their education.

She said the ministry was also giving an opportunity to the orphans’ next-of-kin to take care of them.

“However, if no one comes forward to take care of them, the ministry has 36 children’s institutions, of which we have reserved seven for orphans who have lost their parents and do not have any kin,” she told reporters during a programme to monitor the delivery of welfare services in Dabong here, on Sunday (Oct 10). – Bernama

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