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.
Penang Chief Minister Chow Kon Yeow said existing protocols did not provide for the disclosure of the exact locations where Covid-19 cases have been detected in the state.
He said notices by private building owners on positive Covid-19 cases in their premises were their own initiative and not part of any National Security Council (NSC) measures.
“There are pros and cons to such notices; one, it can inform the people so that the people are aware but such notices, if not confirmed, can lead to panic,” he said in a press conference today.