Those returning to Penang from Sabah are highly encouraged to undergo testing for Covid-19, said Chief Minister Chow Kon Yeow.
He said they could either get the swab test done at government clinics, or at private health facilities at their own expense.
The matter, he said, was decided at this morning's state special security committee meeting.
Penang Adventist Hospital (PAH) today announced that all its 202 staff had undergone the Covid-19 test and the result is negative.
In a statement today, PAH said following the recent positive case of a warded patient, 86 staff were identified as close contacts and were proceeded for polymerase chain reaction (PCR) test.
The third edition of the Penang International Travel Exchange 2020 (PITE 2020) will be held virtually between October 14 and 16 due to the Covid-19 pandemic and international travel ban. Penang State Tourism, Arts, Culture and Heritage Committee chairman Yeoh Soon Hin today said that the virtual event was an initiative by the Penang Convention and Exhibition Bureau (PCEB) and would be organised by ACE Conference & Exhibitions.