Remain vigilant, Penangites told


GEORGE TOWN: Penang has seen a 6.4% increase in the number of Covid-19 cases over the last two weeks and the people are being told to remain vigilant.

Between June 12 and 18, Penang recorded 1,007 cases while in the week between June 19 and June 25, there were 1,072 cases.

On June 25 alone, there were 173 cases reported to the National Crisis Preparedness and Emergency Response Centre (CPRC), said Chief Minister Chow Kon Yeow.

“The increase of 65 cases should not be taken lightly and there is a possibility of it surging,” he told a press conference in Komtar yesterday. Chow added although there were no active clusters, 12 new Covid-19 admissions to hospitals within the last week should not be taken lightly.

“While transitioning to endemicity, we need to continue observing the standard operating procedure, including wearing face masks,” he said.

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