Covid-19: No new clusters reported in Penang, says CM

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  • Thursday, 09 Apr 2020

USM staffs being disinfect through the 'Terowong Penyahvirus Automatik Berkos Rendah' tunnel spray for curbing the spread of COVID-19 at USM Engineering Campus Trans Krian in Nibong Tebal, Penang. - Starpic by MUSTAFA AHMAD/The Star/06 April 2020.

GEORGE TOWN (Bernama): No new Covid-19 clusters have been reported in Penang, despite an increase of six cases on Wednesday (April 8), says Chief Minister Chow Kon Yeow.

He said people should not panic with the increase in six Covid-19 positive cases in the state on Wednesday, from only one or none at all in previous days.

The new cases are all from the existing clusters, he told a live media conference via his Facebook.

According to the Health Ministry’s (MoH) report, Penang recorded six new cases as of noon Wednesday with two cases being reported in the Timur Laut district, Seberang Perai Utara (three) and one case in Seberang Perai Selatan, bringing the total number of Covid-19 positive cases in the state to 108.

Chow, who is Padang Kota State assemblyman, said the state government had requested the Federal Government to enhance the Covid-19 screening rate in the state.

"We need to detect all the Covid-19 positive cases, especially during this movement control order (MCO) period, so that necessary measures can be taken, like isolating them, to break the chain of the virus infection,” he added.

On compliance to MCO by the people in Penang, he said it has reached 97.7 per cent and that 587 people had been arrested for defying the order.- Bernama

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