Penang Records 10 Omicron Cases, Says Chief Minister Chow Kon Yeow

Penang has recorded 10 cases of the COVID-19 Omicron variant on Monday (January 10th).

Its chief minister, Chow Kon Yeow said he was informed by the state Health Department that the 10 cases were imported infections from abroad, eight who returned from Saudi Arabia after performing the umrah and two from Dubai, as reported by the New Straits Time.

penang records 10 omicron cases, says chief minister chow kon yeowPhoto via New Straits Times

Majority of the Omicron variant cases were in Categories 1 and 2, with only two who remained hospitalized.

“All of the Omicron variant cases in the state are imported and none from the community. 

“For now, the situation in the state is under control. We have asked the state Health Department to heightened monitoring of the daily cases, in terms of the trend, particularly the new variant,” he said. 

Chow said he had directed the state Health Department to be on the alert so that any assets or facilities could be mobilized immediately when needed if there was a spike in cases. 

Stay safe, guys! Always remember to follow SOPs like wearing a face mask in public places, maintain physical distancing and wash your hands regularly.

Take care! 

By: Aishah Akashah Ahadiat