In close cooperation with the National Security Council (MKN) and the Ministry of Tourism, Arts, and Culture (MOTAC),the State Government of Kedah has converted some of the hotels on the state's mainland into quarantine centers, for COVID-19.
Menteri Besar Datuk Seri Mukhriz Tun Mahathir said only two hotels in Langkawi have been approved but have not yet been used.
Besides, the Aminuddin Baki Institute (north of the state), National Anti-Drugs Center of Sungai Petani and the Agriculture Training Center of Teluk Chengai, Alor Setar, is already operational in three as quarantine centers.
He also said after chairing today's special COVID-19 Committee meeting of the state security system, Mukhriz expressed his hope that the state will continue to be among the least affected by the pandemic and reminded the public to keep to the MCO.
He also asked people to follow the guidelines provided by MKN and the health ministry on the practice of personal hygiene.
In the meantime, Mukhriz said his office received more than 4000 applications from the Kedah Government for one-off RM300 assistance to help relieve some of the pressure on individuals who have lost income as a result of the MCO.
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