Following an earlier report of one employee at the Proton complex being found to have tested positive for COVID-19 on October 14, the carmaker has now found that there are another 49 others who are also infected at the Shah Alam, Selangor, facility. All the affected personnel are from the Engineering Division at the facility.
Beside notifying the authorities, Proton has requested all non-essential personnel who work within the facility to work from home as a precautionary measure. The company has been adhering to official protocols and SOPs and will continue its efforts with more stringent actions to ensure prevention of further spread.
Hourly disinfection procedure at COSE
Contact tracing is ongoing and a COVID-19 team is monitoring the situation very closely. In a statement issued this evening, Proton reassures all its customers that it 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 (COSE) 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,” the statement said.