Smooth traffic flow around Penang Remand Prison on first day of enhanced MCO

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  • Thursday, 15 Oct 2020

GEORGE TOWN: All went well on the first day of the implementation of the enhanced movement control order (MCO) around the Penang Remand Prison here.

George Town OCPD Asst Comm Soffian Santong said traffic flow was smooth and under control at 9am Thursday (Oct 15) morning.

"The roadblocks only involved traffic at the surrounding area in Jalan Penjara and in Jalan Berek," he told reporters at the roadblock in Jalan Penjara.

ACP Soffian said the public was informed of alternative roads to get to the hospital and other places in the area.

The whole of Jalan Penjara, a portion of Jalan Berek and a portion of Jalan Lim Khoon Huat surrounding Penang Remand Prison is closed under the enhanced MCO.

On Tuesday, Senior Minister (Security) Datuk Seri Ismail Sabri Yaakob said Penang Remand Prison and the prison officers' quarters would be placed under an enhanced MCO from Oct 15-27.

On Monday, 141 Covid-19 positive cases were found among inmates in the prison.

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