Greetings friends. The past week hasn’t been all rainbows and sunshine for Penang as we reported the very first COVID-19 case. After 91 consecutive days of being a green zone, Penang reports its very first case. A day later, there were 3 new cases reported over at mainland Penang. As a safety precaution, dining in at hawker stalls in Central Seberang Perai is now banned.
No Dine-Ins Allowed At Hawker Centres In Central Seberang Perai
First off, Central Seberang Perai is now a yellow zone after reporting 4 new cases in the last 3 days. According to Buletin Mutiara, Penang’s Chief Minister, Chow Kon Yeow announced that the state government, through Seberang Perai City Council (MBSP), would work on an ‘Immediate Action Plan’ to prevent further Covid-19 infection in the state.
As a result of the Covid-19 Crisis Management Task Force meeting, MBSP has come up with a total of 13 resolutions. Among the 13, measures include the return of 3091 MBSP personnel to ensure the implementation of SOPs in public places.
In addition to that, MBSP personnel “will also monitor high-risk infection areas closely as well as carry out disinfection in public markets and MBSP main counters on a daily basis compared to once every two days before the yellow zone was declared.”
That isn’t all, dining in at hawker centres over in central Seberang Perai is no longer allowed. Central Seberang Perai includes Bukit Mertajam, Permatang Pauh, Penanti, Bukit Tengah, Bukit Minyak, Juru, Alma, Machang Bubok and Permatang Tinggi. Since dining in is no longer permissible, this means that the takeaway days are back once again.
Abide By The SOPs And Stay Safe!
Some might sigh at this news but hey, anything just to keep ourselves safe right? So, before we go, here’s a friendly reminder to practise a good sense of hygiene, social distance yourselves and wear face masks whenever you’re out in public places. Bye and stay safe!
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