Sat. Feb 29th, 2020

Penang’s convention bureau advisory in the light of the 2019-nCoV

The Penang Convention and Exhibition Bureau issued a statement in light of the recent outbreak of the 2019 Novel Coronavirus.

Penang is currently on high-alert in ensuring the virus does not further spread and affecting more victims. Since the outbreak occurred, there has not been any reported cases in the state.

Both the Penang International Airport and Port Swettenham Pier Cruise Terminal (SPCT) have implemented stringent health checks of incoming passengers, as well as carrying out hygiene sanitization at the airport more frequently.

Operators of tourist attractions, hotels, shopping malls, eateries and involved stakeholders have been urged to ensure that hand sanitisers and disinfectants are readily available as a deterrent measure.

At the current moment, there are no cancellations of any confirmed business events that are in Penang and all still remains as status quo.

We would like to ensure all interested event organisers that Penang is relatively safe as a destination and all venues are equipped with sanitisation equipment.

We urge organisers to advise their delegates to monitor for fever above 38 degree celsius with symptoms of cough and/or breathing difficulties.

Should they be experiencing symptoms that may relate to the virus, it is vital for them to go to the nearest hospital to receive immediate treatment.

Delegates are also encouraged to keep on hand sufficient face masks and hand sanitisers and disinfectants as a deterrent measure.

Should you require further assistance, please do not hesitate to contact the bureau at +604-261 6161 or email

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