Komtar lights up in green to show Covid-free status


Illuminated in green to indicate being a green zone, Penang’s iconic skyscraper Komtar is lit up for two hours every day until the end of the month to signify the state’s Covid-19 status.

Chief Minister Chow Kon Yeow said Komtar will be lit up from 8pm to 10pm daily until June 30.

“Komtar will be lit based on the Covid-19 status in Penang.

“We hope that the Komtar tower will be lit up in green throughout the month, as an indicator that we are free from the Covid-19 outbreak, ” he said during the lighting up ceremony along Magazine Road recently.

Chow said the colours (green, yellow and red) symbolise the Covid-19 status in the state, according to the standards set by the Health Ministry.

“This serves as a public communication effort as we move forward under the recovery movement control order (MCO).

Green beacon: Penang’s iconic Komtar will be lit up nightly till end of June in colours to reflect the Covid-19 situation in the state. It has been a green zone with no Covid-19 cases reported since May 8. — Pic courtesy of Buletin Mutiara Green beacon: Penang’s iconic Komtar will be lit up nightly till end of June in colours to reflect the Covid-19 situation in the state. It has been a green zone with no Covid-19 cases reported since May 8. — Pic courtesy of Buletin Mutiara

“It is also a reminder for the people to be vigilant and careful. Everyone must continue to adhere to the SOPs and guidelines for Penang to retain its green zone status.

“We want to keep Penang as a green zone state, ” Chow said.

He added that the initiative was first started in Osaka, Japan where the Tsutenkaku Tower and Tower of the Sun were lit up in green to signify that businesses there are safe to open.

“In view of our long-standing relationship with Japan, we are taking this approach to raise awareness among the public.

“I urge everyone to be part of this mission to keep Penang and their loved ones safe, ” he said.

The state has been in green zone since May 8.

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