Covid-19: Federal Govt urged to impose enhanced MCO at prison's staff quarters after 141 cases recorded at Penang Remand Prison


  • Nation
  • Monday, 12 Oct 2020

GEORGE TOWN: There are 141 Covid-19 positive cases recorded at the Penang Remand Prison.

Chief Minister Chow Kon Yeow announced the highest count of Covid-19 cases in the state in a day since the pandemic hit the country.

"The cases involved prisoners. I urge the Federal Government to impose an enhanced movement control order (MCO) at the prison's staff quarters and not just the Remand Prison, both of which are located along Jail Road in George Town.

“The prison has 2,306 inmates, but the quarters has 318 people, including staff and family members,” he said at a press conference at his office in Komtar on Monday (Oct 12).

The state recorded 171 cases from March 13 to Sunday (Oct 11) before the spike in cases on Monday.

The Penang Remand Prison is enforcing tight Covid-19 preventive measures through the enhanced MCO effective today until further notice.

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