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Proton employee tests positive for Covid-19

KUALA LUMPUR (Oct 15): An employee of Proton Holdings Bhd has tested positive for Covid-19 yesterday. 

In a statement today, Proton said the employee is from the research and development department at its headquarters in Shah Alam and was not customer-facing. 

Upon testing positive, the employee was immediately put under the care of a government facility, the company said. 

“The company, which 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 and any suspected areas,” it added. 

Proton said it will continue to strictly follow all guidelines and procedures laid out by the authorities. 

“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,” it said. 

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