National carmakers Proton is doing its part to help combat Covid-19 by producing face shields for ‘Frontline’ workers. After a recent announcement to loan 50 Proton X70s to the Health Ministry, Proton continues to support the fight against the pandemic.
Proton has announced the face shield production to start on 13 April at its headquarters, also known as the Center of Excellence in Shah Alam. The target is to produce 60,000 face shields and the total production time is estimated to be approximately 20 days.
Following the enforced MCO (Movement Control Order) period, Proton has obtained permission from the authorities for a small number of staff to work on the face shield production line. During the production process, personnel’s movement and working hours are monitored to ensure compliance to distancing rules.
Proton’s CEO Li Chunrong remarked, “Proton continues to support Malaysia and its people in their time of need. We have the knowhow to produce cars so we are using that knowledge to produce protection equipment to support the brave men and women at the frontline of the battle against the outbreak.”
Proton confirms that the delivery of face shields will be in batches after they are transferred to the ministry for distribution. The ministry will then distribute them to the frontliners, as they deem necessary.