HEALTH: Free Covid-19 test kits

HEALTH: Free Covid-19 test kits

WITH signs pointing to the fact that the fight against COVID-19 is far from over, home improvement retailer, MR. D.I.Y, has come to the aid of undergraduates with its #DIY4Universiti “Sentiasa Berwaspada, Tanggungjawab Bersama” initiative.

The retailer is on an ongoing mission to distribute 85,000 free test kits to local universities in Peninsular Malaysia and educate undergraduates on Covid-19 awareness to keep themselves and the university community safe.

Currently, the initiative has been carried out across six universities. The #DIY4Universiti initiative is one in a series of collaborations between MR D.I.Y. and higher learning institutions, which was first launched in Oct 2021 to help undergraduates re-settle into campus life following prolonged pandemic lockdowns.

Previous editions of the programme included the distribution of sanitisers, face masks and other aid to students in Universiti Malaya and Universiti Tuanku Abdul Rahman in 2021 as well as the distribution of cash aid to 12,000 Universiti Malaya students in November-December 2021.

MR D.I.Y. group head of marketing, Alex Goh, says #DIY4Universiti “Sentiasa Berwaspada, Tanggungjawab Bersama” aims to remind undergraduates about the importance of testing regularly to keep themselves and the university community safe.

With the Covid-19 virus still prevalent, it is important that everyone stay alert and not become complacent, he adds.

Besides providing undergraduates with free test kits, MR D.I.Y. is also educating them by demonstrating how to use these test kits correctly, so that students can stay safe and keep learning.

Goh says MR D.I.Y is set to distribute more test kits to four other local universities across the country in Oct 2022, when students return to campuses.

#DIY4 University is part of a series of initiatives by the MR D.I.Y Group to ensure communities in need receive the help and support they need through the pandemic.


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