October 19, 2020, Subang Jaya – The Health Ministry has identified a new cluster dubbed the Auto Cluster, has found in the Petaling district, Kuala Langat and Klang, with a total of 49 cases linked to the cluster.
This cluster started from one of Proton Holdings Bhd’s research and development staff, tested positive for Covid 19, on October 14, and the figure increased by 8 over the weekend.
Today, Proton confirmed 49 others have now been detected and all of them are from the Engineering division in Shah Alam. All cases have been reported to the authorities.
“For now, the company has requested all non-essential personnel who work within the Shah Alam facility to work from home as a precautionary measure,” Proton said in a statement.
The company which has been adhering to official protocols, is continuing its efforts with more stringent actions to ensure prevention of further spread.
“Contact tracing is ongoing and a Covid-19 team is monitoring the situation very closely,” said Proton.
Proton would like to reassure all its customers that they will continue to strictly follow all guidelines and procedures as it has been doing from the start of the pandemic.
“The Centre of Service Excellence and showroom are disinfected hourly and all customer facing personnel follow a rigorous procedure.
“Proton is working with the authorities who have guided the company through the process and are satisfied with the actions taken thus far. 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.