PENANG must strengthen its prevention efforts to ensure the healthcare facilities can cope with the high number of Covid-19 cases.
Penang MCA chairman Datuk Tan Teik Cheng said some medical experts had said that the pandemic in the state could reach its peak at the end of the month.
He said there were those who thought life could return to normal after receiving two doses of the vaccine.
“It is dangerous to take things lightly just because you are fully vaccinated.
“We should still strictly adhere to the standard operating procedures.
“With the reopening of many sectors, we have to co-exist with the virus and always be vigilant,” he said after opening the Penang Wanita MCA annual general meeting which was conducted online recently.Tan hoped the Penang Wanita wing could now start preparing for the coming general election.
He said that before the pandemic, Penang Wanita MCA conducted family visits and fought for human and women’s rights.
“I hope Penang Wanita MCA will organise more activities for women such as free screening for breast cancer which was well-received previously,” he said.
Meanwhile, Penang Wanita MCA representative Goh Swee Gim hoped students would be allowed to return to schools only after they had been fully vaccinated so that they could be well-protected against Covid-19.