CM: Strict monitoring and no dine-ins in yellow zone

Chow: A total 3,091 MBSP workers directed to return to work

PENANG has embarked on an Immediate Action Plan to counter the Covid-19 threat after falling into the yellow zone from the green zone.

Chief Minister Chow Kon Yeow said since four new cases were reported three days ago, the central Seberang Prai district is now a

yellow zone after 91 days of the state being in the green zone.

“A total of 3,091 Seberang Prai City Council (MBSP) personnel have been directed to return to work to ensure standard operating procedures (SOPs) are adhered to in public places.

“High-risk zones of infection will be strictly monitored and disinfection will be carried out in public markets.

Four active cases and 120 recoveries according to the Penang Lawan Covid-19 Facebook update on Aug 12.Four active cases and 120 recoveries according to the Penang Lawan Covid-19 Facebook update on Aug 12.

“All dine-ins in the yellow zone will not be allowed, where hawkers are to do takeaways only.

“A total of 12 busy public markets have been identified by MBSP, where enforcement personnel and auxiliary police will be stationed to ensure the SOPs are complied with by traders and the public, ” he said at a press conference in Komtar on Wednesday.

Chow said the general rate of compliance during checks by the Penang Island City Council (MBPP) and MBSP was 99.55% and use of face masks in 26 public markets under both the local authorities was 100% as of Aug 10.

“During the period, a total of 13 food premises were closed by MBSP for failing to comply with the SOPs and 43 notices were issued by MBPP to hawkers in six markets for failing to use face masks.”

Chow added that Penang is the first state to have the accreditation system to ensure guidelines and safety measures are adopted by tourism industry players.

“Since it was launched on July 8, a total of 50 industry players, including 38 hotels, seven tourist locations and five shopping malls and departmental stores have applied to comply with the additional SOPs.

“This is part of adherence to the new normal of the reopening of the industry to local tourists.”

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