The state government of Perak is in talks with the state-level National Security Council (MKN) and Ministry of Tourism, Arts and Culture (MOTAC) to implement stricter SOPs and more preventive measures in the Pangkor Island tourism bubble.
This followed the recent news report of a COVID-19 positive case involving a child at Langkawi.
When questioned on the matter, the Executive Councillor (Exco) for Housing, Local Government and Tourism, Dato’ Nolee Ashilin Mohammed Radzi said that this is to guarantee the safety of the visiting public to the duty-free island.
“We’re aware of this report. As such, we do have the intention to tighten all measures to prevent any form of COVID-19 outbreaks stemming from the tourism bubble that we’re implementing for Pangkor.
“However, the state government will have to discuss with MKN and MOTAC regarding this matter because the bubble involves a lot of stakeholders.
“We’ll bring this matter up in the upcoming Exco meeting slated to commence this Wednesday. The meeting’s verdict will then be presented to the ministry for their assessment.”
Meanwhile, Nolee Ashilin assured that the state government will be reopening Pangkor Island as scheduled, which is November 1.
“With that said, I think there’s no need to rush for everything.
“I urge everyone to obtain their full COVID-19 inoculation before visiting not only Pangkor Island, but other tourist spots in the state as well, for the sake of public safety.”