October 15, 2020, Subang Jaya – Proton Holdings Bhd, the second largest national carmaker in Malaysia, has announced that one of its employees was tested positive for Covid-19 on October 14, 2020.
The employee who is from the Research and Development department in Shah Alam, was immediately put under the care of a government facility.
Proton has been strictly adhering to the protocols issued by the authorities, immediately put into place its mitigation plans to ensure prevention of further spread.
Contact tracing was begun and all employees from the respective departments have been asked to stay away from the office and self-quarantine. This is being followed by deep cleansing and a disinfection of the premises, as well as any suspected areas.
As this employee was not in any way customer facing, there are less concerns about direct exposure to clients.
The company would like to reassure all its customers that it will continue to strictly follow all guidelines and procedures laid out by the authorities as it has been doing from the start of the Pandemic.
“Proton will continue to monitor the situation closely before deciding on any further course of action if necessary. The safety of all Proton staff, customers and Malaysians is of the utmost importance to the company and will be its main priority,” said Proton in a statement.