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Tourism authority: 0 cases of tourists being infected with COVID-19 reported in Langkawi Island so far

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ALOR SETAR – Since the launch of the ‘travel bubble’ project on September 16, there have been no Covid-19 infection cases on Langkawi Island involving tourists.

With the reopening of tourism due to economic recovery, many were apprehensive that it would cause a spike in cases.

Fortunately, no cases of tourists being infected were reported in the last week.


Hence, Chairman of the State Committee on Tourism, Arts and Culture, Youth and Sports, Entrepreneur Development and Cooperatives, Mohd. Firdaus Ahmad said the situation proves the successful implementation of Standard Operating Procedures (SOP) under the pilot project.

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He said this success would serve as an example for the opening of other tourism destinations under the ‘travel bubble’ pilot project across the country.

So far, the spread of Covid-19 in Langkawi Island only involved locals and no transmitted cases involving the arrival of tourists.

Screenshot via Sin Chew Daily live

The screening conducted at departure airports before boarding the plane prevents Covid-19 positive individuals from entering Langkawi.”

The minister responded to a supplemental question from Azhar Ibrahim (Pas Ayer Hitam) on the impact of the SOP implementation on tourists in the tourism sector in Langkawi (DUN).

After all, please remember to comply with the Standard Operation Procedures (SOP) wherever you go. Stay safe, our dear readers!

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Cover Images via The Edge Market & Sin Chew Daily Livestream

Author: J.W Chan
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