GEORGE TOWN, Oct 19 -- The personal protective equipment (PPE) for the Penang Remand Prison staff will last for about a week from today.
Penang Remand Prison deputy superintendent, Azman Husain today said the prison staff used between 300 and 400 disposable PPE daily to protect themselves from COVID-19 infection during their shifts.
“We expect to have enough PPE for our staff for about a week (from today), but we would need more of it if the Enhanced Movement Control Order (EMCO) is extended,” he told reporters here.
The Penang Remand Prison and its quarters were placed under the EMCO from Oct 15 to 28 after detecting a spike in COVID-19 cases there.
Earlier today, Seberang Jaya assemblyman, Dr Afif Bahardin donated 1,000 PPE worth RM20,000 to the Penang Remand Prison staff.
He said the 1,000 PPE were produced within two months and he welcomed any donation in the form of funding or raw materials to continue the ongoing corporate social responsibility (CSR) project.
“Any non-governmental organisation or individual that wants to volunteer or carry out a CSR project of producing PPE can approach us,” he added.
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