Covid-19: Perak plans to revive shuttered hotels as quarantine centres

IPOH (July 28): Perak plans to revive hotels that closed down due to poor business during the movement control order (MCO) by using them as Covid-19 quarantine facilities, reported The Malay Mail today.

Perak Mentri Besar Datuk Seri Ahmad Faizal Azumu said such plans “would help the hotels to start back their businesses”.

“We have to re-open the quarantine centres as lately there have been a lot of cases where people violated the home quarantine order, which has led to the increase in the Covid-19 infection.

“We will discuss with the hotels on the prices so that the people who can afford can quarantine themselves at the hotels,” Ahmad Faizal said after the launch of the state-level  2020 National Month and Fly the Jalur Gemilang campaign at the Perak Darul Ridzuan Building here today.

“We have no problem in re-opening the hotels as the quarantine centres. The State Security Council will expedite the process of reopening.

“We have to do it as soon as possible as we already have issues of Person Under Surveillance (PUS), who are under the Home Surveillance Order (HSO), violating the order by dining at restaurants,” the news portal reported him saying.

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