University students must follow MOH, MKN’s instruction

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The public, especially university and college students are seen buying bus tickets at the South Integrated Terminal (TBS) in Kuala Lumpur to return to their destinations during the first day of the Movement Control Order (MCO) to curb the spread of Covid-19 in Malaysia. PIX: HAZROL ZAINAL / MalaysiaGazette / 18 MARCH 2020
The public, especially university and college students are seen buying bus tickets at the South Integrated Terminal (TBS) in Kuala Lumpur to return to their destinations during the first day of the Movement Control Order (MCO) to curb the spread of Covid-19 in Malaysia.PIX: HAZROL ZAINAL / MalaysiaGazette / 18 MARCH 2020

KUALA LUMPUR – National Union of Malaysian Muslim Students (PKPIM) lauds the government consideration to allow students stranded at their higher learning institutions nationwide to return to their respective hometowns.

Its President, Ahmad Farhan Rosli suggested that detailed transport management should be made in stages and consider all strict procedures based on the advice of the Ministry of Health (MOH) and the National Security Council (MKN).

It is important to avoid the creation of new Covid-19 cluster from this effort.

“PKPIM urges all students to remain calm and obey all guidelines issued by MOH from time to time,” he said in a statement.

Yesterday, the government said that it is considering the best methodology to allow students of higher learning institutions who are stranded at their campuses to return to their homes.

Senior Minister (Security Cluster) Datuk Seri Ismail Sabri Yaakob said, stringent standard operating procedures are needed to ensure that the spread of Covid-19 can be avoided.

It included health screening besides arranging their travel to minimise large groups moving together.
At the moment, about 100,000 students from the public and private higher learning institutions (IPTA / IPTS) are stranded at their campuses nationwide following the Movement Control Order (MCO). -MalaysiaGazette

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