PETALING JAYA, 4 April 2020 – Celcom Axiata Berhad (Celcom) remains committed in supporting Malaysians throughout the COVID-19 pandemic. In support of the government’s efforts, Celcom reaches out with the provision of free SIM cards to returning Malaysians who are required to undergo the 14-day mandatory quarantine.
Returning Malaysians who require connectivity services may request for a free SIM pack from the authorities and self-register their SIM via Celcom Life app.
They can also enjoy other special relief initiatives during the Movement Control Order, including free 1GB daily internet, free WhatsApp, and unlimited access to the Ministry of Health’s (MOH) website and services.
“Understanding that Micro-SMEs are amongst segments most impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic, Celcom together with Axiata Group Berhad announced a RM150 million micro-financing initiative, Axiata COVID-19 Assistance Program, to help micro-SMEs facing difficulties in cash flow.”
Idham Nawawi, Chief Executive Officer of Celcom Axiata Berhad
The pandemic is seeing the country being put to the test, where medical facilities are being stretched and affecting the social-economic well-being of many individuals. The telco giant is working closely with MOH to provide connectivity and various relief initiatives based on their requirements, which include:
- Provided 200 free postpaid SIM cards with 20GB data and unlimited voice calls, to on-ground medical staff in hospitals managing COVID-19 cases nationwide.
- Extended 40 mobile devices and lines to medical staff in Sungai Buloh Hospital.
- Deployed Celcom’s Cellular-On-Wheels in Sungai Buloh Hospital to ensure continuous connectivity within the vicinity.
- Provided Celcom Home Wireless internet access to MOH’s Media Centre in Putrajaya and Sultanah Aminah Hospital, Johor Bahru.
In support of the public outreach during the COVID-19 pandemic, Celcom also leverages on its #StayIn movement together with government communications via multiple digital platforms to extend the awareness outreach.
For more information on the latest updates and offerings from Celcom, customers can visit their website or their Facebook and Twitter.