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Proton Holdings Bhd has confirmed that 49 of its employees have tested positive for Covid-19, subsequent to one of its employees testing positive on October 14.

In a statement today, it said all 49 employees are from its Engineering Division in Shah Alam, Selangor.

“For now, the company has requested all non-essential personnel from the affected facility to work from home as a precautionary measure.

“The company has been adhering to official protocols and is continuing its efforts with more stringent actions to prevent further spread,” it said.

Proton said contact tracing is ongoing, adding that it has set up a Covid-19 team to monitor the situation.

The company said it will continue to strictly adhere to safety and health guidelines.

Furthermore, it said Proton’s Centre of Service Excellence and showroom in Shah Alam are disinfected on an hourly basis, and all customer-facing personnel follow a rigorous procedure.

“Proton is working with the authorities and are satisfied with the actions taken so far.

“The safety of all Proton staff, customers, and Malaysians are of utmost importance to the company and will be its main priority,” it added.


It’s Day 17 of the Movement Control Order and for most Malaysians, the highlight of the day is the 5pm press conference by our Health Director-General, Datuk Dr Noor Hisham Abdullah. We can’t thank him and our Ministry of Health enough for updating us regarding the Covid-19 situation in the country daily.

In yesterday’s press conference, Datuk Dr Noor Hisham Abdullah explained that it’s possible to test positive for the virus even if you’re not facing any symptoms. However, he also said that tests will only be conducted if the patient is asymptomatic BUT has been in close contact with any of the cases.

“We have detected earlier that those who don’t have symptoms can also be positive even though the World Health Organization (WHO) advised at that time to only conduct tests if the patient shows symptoms to the virus.”

He added that there have been four asymptomatic positive cases and the patients have been isolated in Hospital Sungai Buloh. According to The Star, China reported 1,300 asymptomatic positive cases on the 1st of April following public concern over people who have tested positive but are not showing symptoms.