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Beach Park in Penang Forced to Close Temporarily after having over 2,000 Visitors at a time

Over the weekends, a beach park in Penang was ordered to close temporarily by the authorities after they found that visitors had failed to comply with the SOPs in place.

According to Utusan, Pantai Robina Park in Teluk Air Tawar is set to close for 5 days starting Saturday (18 September) until Wednesday (22 September).

The Seberang Perai City Council (MBSP) mayor, North Seberang Perai district officer, and district health officer have unanimously agreed to temporarily close the recreational park to curb the spread of Covid-19.

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This comes after the police from Seberang Perai Utara district police headquarters (IPD) went to the Pantai Robina Park to monitor the situation, where they found that there were around 1,000 to 2,000 visitors at present.

North Seberang Perai District Police Chief, ACP Noorzainy Mohd Noor said “Some of them were not wearing their face masks and did not keep a physical distance.”

In addition, the police also found some visitors who were not fully vaccinated and yet, they are walking in the park which was located in a red zone area.

Meanwhile, the MBSP mayor, Datuk Rozali Mohamud said the park may be closed until a further date too.

“This directive is intended as an early preventive measure to curb the spread of Covid-19 among visitors.”

“MBSP also calls on all visitors and the public who visit this recreational park or any recreational park throughout Seberang Perai, especially under the supervision of MBSP, to always comply with the SOPs set by the authorities.” he said. 

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