Arming folk with knowledge

The LED screen on Covid-19 put up at Gama supermarket in George Town. — Photos: CHAN BOON KAI/The Star

THE state will help Penangites at every level of society become aware of Covid-19 prevention measures by putting up a series of posters throughout housing areas and also LED screen displays in busy spots.

State local government committee chairman Jagdeep Singh Deo said for a start, Covid-19 prevention posters would be pasted at all public housing under the strata schemes.

“The notices will be put up at the lobbies of each block of strata housing from Monday (yesterday).

“This will reach as many as 12,383 residences.

“We hope that this will increase awareness on Covid-19 among all Penangites, ” he said at a press conference in front of Chowrasta Market in Penang Road on Saturday.

Yew (left) advising several visitors on preventive measures against Covid-19 at the Chowrasta Market.Yew (left) advising several visitors on preventive measures against Covid-19 at the Chowrasta Market.

He said nine public LED screens throughout the island would also be displaying the posters.

The screens are located at the Gama supermarket building, Komtar ICT Mall, Komtar underpass, Simpang Enam, Anson Road-Burma Road junction, Penang Plaza, Penang International Commercial City in Jalan Tun Dr Awang, Jalan Datuk Keramat and Jalan Ria.

“Additionally, we have started organising talks and workshops on Covid-19 prevention, ” he added.

Penang Island City Council (MBPP) mayor Datuk Yew Tung Seang said that since early February, the city council had been organising Covid-19 talks for council staff with help from state Health Department.

“We are also assisting the state in conducting temperature checks at the Komtar building on every worker or visitor who wishes to enter the building, ” he said.

Busy Chowrasta Market is an ideal place to spread awareness of virus prevention methods.Busy Chowrasta Market is an ideal place to spread awareness of virus prevention methods.

Seberang Prai City Council (MBSP) mayor Datuk Rozali Mohamud said they had also taken preventive steps.

“MBSP has distributed 454 boxes of 22,700 face masks to staff members and for those who visit the MBSP counters.

“We have prepared 166 hand sanitiser dispensers and 11 thermometers for use at entry points of the MBSP building, MBSP branch offices and sports complex.

“We have also distributed notices to all mall management bodies and business owners to provide hand sanitiser dispensers at their premises.

“Among those, 258 complied with the notices and we also issued 229 more notices to management corporation bodies to take preventive measures on Covid-19 on their own properties, ” he added.

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