Langkawi’s visitors cancel as virus cases surge in Kedah

Zaim Ibrahim

A series of lockdowns in Kedah over a coronavirus outbreak has caused tourist arrivals to dwindle in Langkawi. – The Malaysian Insight file pic, October 5, 2020.

HOTELS on the resort island of Langkawi are seeing a flurry of cancellations amid a Covid-19 outbreak in Kedah, said Langkawi Tourism Association president Phisol Ishak.

“We first felt the impact when Putrajaya imposed a targeted enhanced movement-control order (Temco) for two weeks on three areas of the state last month. The Kuala Kedah Jetty, a gateway to the island. was also shut following the order,” he told The Malaysian Insight.

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