Penang tour guides call for Covid jabs to be included in tourism master plan

Raevathi Supramaniam

The Penang Tourist Guides Association says vaccinating workers in the tourism industry should take precedence and that the state government should not wait until the tourists return to take action. – The Malaysian Insight file pic, May 18, 2021.

THE Penang Tourism Master Plan (PGTMP) 2021-2030 has failed to include a Covid-19 vaccination plan for workers in one of the state’s top-earning sectors, the Penang Tourist Guides Association said.

The plan, launched on May 8 after several delays, is not comprehensive enough and misses the mark, as vaccination is currently the most crucial issue for those working in the tourism sector, said association chairman Chin Poh Chin.

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