Meanwhile, in GEORGE TOWN, the Penang Hindu Endowments Board advised all Hindu temples in the state to postpone or cancel programmes involving crowds.
Its chairman P. Ramasamy said this was in line with the advice and guidelines issued by the Health Ministry to prevent the spread of COVID-19 which had been declared a pandemic by the World Health Organisation.
"Mass gatherings can increase the risk of transmission of the virus, hence, the advice by the Health Ministry," he said in a statement here today.
Ramasamy, who is also Penang Deputy Chief Minister II, however, said that daily prayers would proceed as usual by taking several precautionary measures such as temperature screening and providing hand sanitizers.
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