Schools breathe easy

08 Oct 2020 / 12:13 H.

PARENTS and teachers of more than one million schoolchildren can breathe easily under Carlsberg Malaysia’s Safer Schools campaign which has concluded its contribution of handheld thermometers and disinfection services to more than 1,400 Chinese and Tamil vernacular schools nationwide.

Before classes resumed in stages starting June 24, all eligible schools received more than 3,100 handheld thermometers, with a further 7.2 million square feet of classrooms, facilities and common areas disinfected in schools identified within Covid-19 red zones during the movement control order (MCO).

Carlsberg Malaysia’s managing director Stefano Clini commented: “This year’s unprecedented impact of the Covid-19 pandemic and prolonged social distancing measures have created a lot of uncertainty for the community, especially considering the persistent number of new cases that keep increasing up to today.

“Since we announced the Safer Schools campaign in April, the enthusiastic responses, encouraging words and positive reviews we received from schools and consumers reinforced that our contribution is a purposeful and impactful one.”

Clini added: “We’re grateful that we’ve concluded the Safer Schools campaign which has provided peace of mind to parents and teachers of more than one million schoolchildren.

“Carlsberg Malaysia hopes that our contribution to these primary and secondary schools helps keep students’ safety checked and teachers’ spirits high while keeping infections at bay.”

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