The Coronavirus, also known as COVID-19, has caused a nationwide Movement Control Order (MCO) which has now been extended to the mid of April. The citizens of the nation are not allowed to leave their homes except to stock up on groceries and during emergencies.
As community struggles with the profound implications of the virus, frontliners have put themselves in the literal line of fire as they sacrifice themselves to helping patients who have contracted the highly infectious disease.
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Realising the need to act, Kumpulan Prasarana Rakyat Johor (KPRJ), a wholly owned company by the State Government of Johor, stepped up their corporate social responsibility (CSR) efforts to provide support and aid to the frontliners.
Using their CSR arm – KPRJ HOPE, they donated 120 boxes of mineral water to the Royal Malaysian Armed Forces (ATM) and Royal Malaysian Police (PDRM) personnel.
They also committed to donating 100 food boxes every day to the frontliners at the Screening Centre of Hospital Permai throughout the MCO period as an appreciation to the MOH staff for their sacrifices.
“As a Johor State GLC that is concerned and cares for public safety and health, KPRJ, through our CSR initiative – KPRJ-HOPE, have extended our assistance to the frontline staff of the Ministry of Health (MOH) who are working hard to curb the spread of the Covid-19 outbreak,” said Noorazam.
The contribution was handed over to the Ministry of Health (MOH) staff by the Chief Executive Officer of KPRJ, Dato’ Hj Mohd Noorazam Bin Dato’ Hj Osman.
MOH is constantly reminding the public to stay at home to help break the chain of Covid-19 transmission, practice social distancing and frequent hand washing. At the time of writing, the number of positive cases in the country has surpassed 2000 patients.
“We also hope that the corporate sector, the GLCs and all parties will lend help, to ensure that we successfully rid Covid-19 pandemic that has plagued our country,” added Noorazam.