George Town Now A Red Zone After Reporting 141 New Cases From Remand Cluster

If you’ve been keeping up with the latest COVID-19 updates in Malaysia, then you’ll know that recently, the figures have been staggering. In fact, Malaysia even reported the highest spike a few days ago with 691 new cases. Today, we’re here to bring a piece of unfortunate news that George Town, Penang is now a red zone.

Penang Is Now A Red Zone

Penang has reported a new cluster known as the Remand Cluster after an 85-year-old Malaysian detainee passed away on October 5th. He was tested positive for COVID-19. Since then, Penang has a new spike of cases in this cluster on a daily basis. As of 12th October 2020, there’s a total of 563 new cases in Malaysia.

Photo: @kementeriankesihatanmalaysia (Facebook)
Photo: @PenangLawanCovid19 (Facebook)

Over to Penang, there is a total of 141 new cases that are all attributed to the Remand Cluster. As a result of this, George Town is now officially a red zone. A red zone means that a district reports 41 local COVID-19 cases and above within the past 14 days.

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Photo: @PenangLawanCovid19 (Facebook)

This means that with the newly-recorded 141 new cases, this has made George Town a red zone. Meanwhile, there are currently 159 active cases in George Town as well. So, we must all stay safe and practise a good sense of hygiene.

With the cases increasing in Penang, we all have the responsibility to keep ourselves and our loved ones safe. So, do avoid any unnecessary outings. Also, wherever you are, always practise a good sense of hygiene, social distance yourselves and wear masks at all times! Take care, Penangites!

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