With schools reopening on the 24th of June, Perodua has distributed over 5,000 face shields to 17 secondary schools in the Hulu Selangor district. Perodua also distributed face shields to the Hulu Selangor District Education Office in Kuala Kubu Bharu.
The face shields will complement the face masks used by Form 5 and Form 6 students, teachers and support staff who will return after a 3-month school closure.
The self-made face shields feature a fog resistant visor made of polyethylene terephthlate for optimal visibility. It also comes with a sponge to cushion the forehead, while also acting as a barrier against airborne droplets. Eventually, Perodua plans to distribute these face shields to community clinics in the Hulu Selangor district.
“We would like to thank the government, especially the Health Ministry, and all frontliners for working so hard to guide our nation through the Covid-19 crisis. We hope the Malaysian public will continue to exercise caution and comply with all health and safety guidelines,” said Perodua President and CEO, Dato’ Zainal Abidin Ahmad.
In April, Perodua donated RM2 million to the National Disaster Management Agency’s (NADMA) Covid-19 fund. They also donated 150 mattresses, 200 pillows, 105 boxes of mineral water, 15 industrial fans and 300 pairs of rubber boots to the Sungai Buloh hospital.
More recently, Perodua announced that it would extend the operation hours of selected service centres and Body & Paint centres. It involves 16 service centres and three Body & Paint centres, which will operate from 8 am to 9 pm.