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Penang siblings praised for collecting littered face masks to reduce health risks

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Penang siblings Vasugi Ramasamy and Suriya Kuppusamy were concerned about used face masks littered around their neighbourhood. As a result, the duo who stay in the Sungai Bakap area, started the initiative to collect face masks littered about, armed with their own appropriate ‘work gear’ in face masks, gloves, and plastic bags.

Penang CM calls for calm as state detects six Covid-19 cases

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Penangites have been told to remain calm and continue their daily activities under the new normal after several new Covid-19 cases were detected in the state. Chief Minister Chow Kon Yeow said all six cases detected in the state since last Friday are linked to Kedah's Sivagangga and Tawar clusters, and Perak's Kurau cluster and did not originate in Penang. He said the Covid-19 situation in the state is still under control and minimal.

Penang sees higher hotel occupancy rates as sign of tourism recovery

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Rising occupancy rates at hotels here indicate the state’s tourism sector was gradually recovering from the Covid-19 pandemic, said Penang Chief Minister Chow Kon Yeow. He said most hotels have reported occupancy rates of between 78 per cent and 100 per cent, especially on weekends. Chow said this was an encouraging sign for the tourism sector’s recovery.

Penang exco expresses frustration with Health Ministry over ignored suggestions

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As the authorities try to contain the spread of infections from the Sivagangga Covid cluster, the Penang executive councillor in charge of public health has expressed frustration with the Health Ministry for not acting on her suggestion earlier. Dr Norlela Ariffin had asked for overseas returnees to be subjected to centralised quarantine instead of self-isolation. However, the ministry had only reverted to enforced centralised quarantine on July 24.

Penang back on alert after recording first Covid-19 case in 3 months

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Penang today confirmed one positive Covid-19 case in the state, bringing the tally in the state to 122 since the pandemic first hit. The state has not recorded any new infection for the past 91 days, earning it the only state in Malaysia with a green state status. Chief Minister Chow Kon Yeow urged residents to remain calm and not resort to sharing unverified information.

Penang couple seen wearing pink wristbands in public not PUS

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Police have identified a couple who was seen in public wearing what were thought to be Persons Under Surveillance (PUS) wristbands with the words 'high risk' written on them. An image of the couple, who were at the Penang Hill parking lot on Saturday, went viral on social media. Due to a long queue for tickets at the Penang Hill counter, the duo decided instead to visit the Queensbay Mall, where they were spotted by other members of the public. One patron later lodged a police report.

Carnival organiser in Bertam fined for violating MCO guidelines

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he organiser of the Mahabbah@Aidiladha Carnival beside a hypermarket in Bertam has been slapped with RM1,000 fine after he was found to have broken almost all the standard movement control order (MCO) guidelines. "The 48-year-old operator failed to prepare dedicated entry and exit points or ensure sufficient social distancing at the venue.

Players compounded RM1,000 each for early morning football game

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Playing football at a field in Taman Bagan here at about 1.30am today proved to be a costly affair for a group of men. Eleven of them, aged between 19 and 23, each had to pay RM1,000 compound for violating the Recovery Movement Control Order (RMCO). Seberang Prai Utara district police chief Assistant Commissioner Noorzainy Mohd Noor, who confirmed the incident, said a team of police from the RMCO Compliance Task Force detained the men during checks in the neighbourhood.

Penang schools welcome students amid strict SOP

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Beginning today, some 18,800 Form Five and 2,200 Form Six students in Penang returned to school following a three-month interruption due to the Covid-19 pandemic. Strict standard operating procedures (SOP) were put in place at all 128 schools, which included body temperature checks and social distancing, before the students were allowed into their classrooms.

APM deployed to Batu Ferringhi to ensure SOP compliance

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The Penang Civil Defence Force (APM) has been deployed to Batu Feringgi to ensure beachgoers' compliance with standard operating procedures (SOPs). Since the Recovery Movement Control Order's (RMCO) implementation on June 10, visitors have been thronging the tourist hotspot.

Crowds throng 4D outlets in Penang as they reopen for business

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Punters on the island thronged 4D outlets when they reopened for business on Wednesday (June 17), after being closed during the movement control order (MCO). People were seen lining-up at the outlets of Sports Toto Malaysia, Magnum and Pan Malaysia Pools(Damacai) on Sri Bahari Road.

Art, music, dance classes in Penang can resume

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Penang has received the green light for art, music and dance classes as well as cyber cafes and non-water based theme parks to resume operations. State Tourism, Arts, Culture and Heritage Committee chairman Yeoh Soon Hin, however, said, they would have to strictly observe the standard operating procedures (SOPs) set by the National Security Council (NSC).