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Covid-19: Penang Remand Prison, officers' quarters under enhanced MCO from Oct 15

Published on 13 Oct 2020 5:48:47 PM

The Penang Remand Prison and the prison officers’ quarters will be placed under an enhanced movement control order (MCO) from Oct 15, says Datuk Seri Ismail Sabri Yaakob.

The Senior Minister said this will involve 2,830 people, including inmates, and prison staff and their families, adding that the move was necessary to control the spread of Covid-19, especially to stop infections within the community.

Ismail also said those under remand and about to be released will be separated, tested for Covid-19, and quarantined.

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