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As of 18th April, Penang Chief Minister Chow Kon Yeow revealed that the state has had 4 consecutive days with zero new Covid-19 cases.
If this continues on for 14 days, the entire state could be declared as a green zone by 27th April.
Based on the latest statistics by the Health Ministry, Penang has 119 reported cases of Covid-19 with three orange zone districts and twoÂ districts as yellow zones.
- Orange Zone – Seberang Perai Tengah (40)
- Orange Zone – Timur Laut (32)
- Orange Zone – Seberang Perai Utara (23)
- Yellow Zone – Barat Daya (13)
- Yellow Zone – Seberang Perai Selatan (11)
The Chief Minister also revealed that Seberang Perai Selatan could achieve the green zone status on 21st April if no new cases are reported in the upcoming days.
The hopeful news comes along as the increase in national Covid-19 cases appear to be slowing down. On 18th April, Malaysia recorded 54 new cases, the lowest increase since the Movement Control Order (MCO) began on 18th March.
Just a week ago, Health Director General Datuk Dr Noor Hisham Abdullah stated that the MCO is already showing signs of success in reducing the infection of Covid-19 in the community.
However, he also warned that we must continue adhering to the MCO and practice social distancing to prevent a new wave of infection.
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