5 April 2020
Penangites returning home via the Kuala Lumpur International Airport would be quarantined near the gateway.
Chief Minister Chow Kon Yeow said Penang residents returning from abroad would not be allowed to continue their onward journey back to their home state.
“I hope they can be patient and adhere to the instructions for the safety of all.
“Your sacrifice means a lot to all parties. Let us stick together to break the chain of infection,” he saiat a press conference conducted via Facebook live.
The Chief Minister also announced that there will be no more inbound international flights to Penang International Airport (PIA) until further notice.
This was after the cancellation announcements made by the airline companies recently.
As of yesterday midnight, the Movement Control order (MCO) compliance in the state stood at 97.8 per cent.
A total of 99 Covid-19 cases have been reported in Penang.
Chow said thankfully none of the frontliners were infected by the coronavirus.
“I am thankful when the Health Department said that none of the frontliners here are infected with the virus. Let us pray for their wellbeing.
“I urge the frontliners to continue practicing preventive measures especially maintaining social distance, keeping hands clean and wear self protection kit as needed,” he said.
As of today, Penang government has distributed 370,000 face masks to the frontliners in the state together with 230,000 pairs of gloves.
Also, RM1.5 million worth of medical equipment has been distributed including personal protective equipment (PPE), ultrasound system and others.
Penang government also received 3,000 face shields from Buddhist Tzu-Chi Merits Society Malaysia to be used by frontliners treating and screening the virus at hospitals.