A suspected Covid-19 patient who cut his pink wristband and fled from the Penang Hospital yesterday, was picked up several hours later.
The 23-year-old was spotted at a row of shophouses in Bayan Lepas about 9pm.
He was then escorted by several health workers in full personal protective gear back to the hospital in an ambulance.
The Penang State Health Department has ordered 68 stalls in the Taman Free School Market to be closed for 14 days after a trader tested positive for Covid-19.
The health department conducted checks at the market earlier today but announced its closure later in the afternoon.
Health department officials started condoning off the stalls with the notice of closure at about 4pm today.
Tour bus drivers have been so badly hit by the Covid-19 pandemic that many had to sell their buses and declare bankruptcy, the North Zone Tour Bus Operators Coalition chairman Ahmad Ruslan said today.
According to Ahmad, more than 1,200 tour buses have been sold in the northern region this period following the latest four-week long movement restriction order in all but four states nationwide.
Traders at the market at Kompleks Sri Aman in Paya Terubong near here are beginning to feel the pinch, second day into the statewide Conditional Movement Control Order (CMCO).
Many traders, met by the New Straits Times today, lamented how their businesses had dropped drastically following the increasing number of positive Covid-19 cases in recent weeks.
The Penang State Health Department (JKNPP) has proposed that the Enhanced Movement Control Order (EMCO) imposed on the state remand prison and prison quarters here be discontinued as scheduled on Wednesday, said Chief Minister Chow Kon Yeow (pix).
He said the state government wants these two localities to be under the statewide Conditional Movement Control Order (CMCO) which came into force today.
The people of Penang are taking it easy this time around as they prepare for the statewide Conditional Movement Control Order (CMCO) effective tomorrow.
While there were more people thronging the morning markets and hypermarkets in various parts of the state since yesterday, there was no report of panic buying.
The Employees Provident Fund’s (EPF) office and counters in its Bayan Baru, Penang branch will operate on limited hours; from 9am to 2pm on weekdays starting from November 9, 2020 until further notice.
In a statement today, EPF said the limited operation hours is due to the conditional movement control order (CMCO) announced for the Mukim 12, Daerah Barat Daya district starting November 6.
All economic and industrial activities in Penang’s Mukim 12 are allowed to continue as long as full compliance with regulations under the conditional movement control order (CMCO) is ensured, Chief Minister Chow Kon Yeow said today.
The area has been placed under travel restrictions from tomorrow until November 19 to prevent further Covid-19 infections and is the hub for Penang’s factories.
Chief Minister Chow Kon Yeow has called for residents of sub-district 12 in the southwest district here to remain calm following announcement of a two-week Conditional Movement Control Order (CMCO) to be implemented from Friday.
"I urge all of you to remain calm and wait for further information from the relevant authorities with regards to the implementation of the CMCO," he said in a brief statement this evening.
A police report has been lodged against a woman, wearing a pink wristband, who tried to enter a market in Relau here this morning.
A team from the Northeast district health office spotted the woman during their standard operating procedure (SOP) checks at the market about 8.45am.
Northeast police chief Assistant Commissioner Soffian Santong said the 26-year-old woman has been identified as a Person Under Surveillance (PUS), staying in Paya Terubong.
A two-week Conditional Movement Control Order (CMCO) will be imposed at sub-district 12 of the Penang southwest district from Nov 6.
Senior Minister (Security Cluster) Datuk Seri Ismail Sabri Yaakob said the decision was made following advice from the Health Ministry, which was discussed by the National Security Council (NSC) in a special meeting today.
Business operators near Jalan Kolam Ikan in Bayan Lepas have expressed concern over the growing number of Covid-19 cases linked to the Bayan cluster.
As of yesterday, the cluster had logged 62 active cases.
Several operators, when approached by the New Straits Times, said they fear for their safety after seeing ambulances making their way into the residential area to ferry Covid-19 victims, comprising foreign workers, to hospital since last week.