Red lights illuminated the Tun Abdul Razak Complex (Komtar) building here Monday (May 11) night as a sign of appreciation for nurses’ services and sacrifices in curbing the Covid-19 pandemic.
Penang Chief Minister Chow Kon Yeow said, in a statement Monday, said the state government took the initiative in conjunction with the International Nurses Day, which celebrated annually on May 12.
"Red was chosen to signify nurses’ courage in carrying out their responsibilities, even when the country is facing a tough time due to the Covid-19 threat.
"There are 5,636 nurses on duty in Penang alone, ” he said.
He said red also indicates Penangites highest appreciation to all nurses and medical staff, as well as the colour of the ribbon chosen for the celebration.
The iconic Penang building will be bathed in red light monday and Tuesday (May 12) night, from 8pm to midnight.