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Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19)

Commitment to a Safe Campus

Sunway College takes student and staff safety, health and well-being seriously. We are aware and actively monitoring developments regarding the Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19), and keeping abreast with all advisory notices and recommendations from Malaysian health and education authorities issued from time-to-time.

We thank all for your support, cooperation, and understanding as we navigate this complex situation together. We will provide updates on any new developments and all precautionary measures taken on our social media platforms and this website. It will be reviewed from time to time. In the interim, do remain vigilant, be mindful of your surroundings, and may everyone stay safe and healthy.

About Covid-19

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According to World Health Organisation (WHO), Coronaviruses (CoV) are a large family of viruses that cause illness ranging from the common cold to more severe diseases such as Middle East Respiratory Syndrome (MERS-CoV) and Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome (SARS-CoV). A novel coronavirus (nCoV) is a new strain that has not been previously identified in humans.

Coronaviruses are zoonotic, meaning they are transmitted between animals and people. Detailed investigations found that SARS-CoV was transmitted from civet cats to humans and MERS-CoV from dromedary camels to humans. Several known coronaviruses are circulating in animals that have not yet infected humans.

Common signs of infection include respiratory symptoms, fever, cough, shortness of breath and breathing difficulties. In more severe cases, infection can cause pneumonia, severe acute respiratory syndrome, kidney failure and even death. Standard recommendations to prevent infection spread include regular hand washing, covering mouth and nose when coughing and sneezing, thoroughly cooking meat and eggs. Avoid close contact with anyone showing symptoms of respiratory illness such as coughing and sneezing.

Reference: https://www.who.int/health-topics/coronavirus

According to the Centre for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), COVID-19 can be transmitted between humans in droplets from coughing and sneezing, and touching or shaking hands. Symptoms may appear in as few as 2 days or as long as 14 days after exposure to the virus. Patients with confirmed COVID-19 infection have reportedly exhibited mild-to severe-symptoms of fever, cough, shortness of breath and headaches.

Reference: https://www.cdc.gov/

In this regard, all staff and students who are unwell or exhibit the symptoms highlighted are asked to seek medical attention immediately.

Official Advice From Ministry Of Health (MOH)

Support Resources

Ministry of Health (MoH) has prepared a number of support resources pertaining to COVID-19:

  • For queries on COVID-19, members of the public can refer to the MoH website, www.moh.gov.my (Ask a Doctor) for advice from Family Medicine Specialists.
  • For those arriving from overseas, MoH has advised to not go directly to a government healthcare facility. Instead, members of the public can seek medical advice as follows:

Note: These are private sector providers collaborating with MoH and charges may apply

Travel And Arrivals

Overseas travels by Malaysians and a complete restriction on all tourist and foreigners entering into Malaysia. This is in accordance with the Movement Control Order.
Based on this, it is advised that:

  • All travels by students or staff are to be cancelled.
  • All students or staff are required to stay at home, and to comply and abide by the directives issued under the Movement Control Order,

All students and staff, upon arrival in Malaysia, are required to:

  • Undergo health checks and voluntary self-quarantine for a period of 14-days.
  • Notify the Registry Department, International Office and Residence Management Team (students)
  • Notify the Human Resources Department (for staff)

In this period, please monitor your health and if any symptoms emerge, please seek medical attention immediately.

 Practice on Good Personal Hygiene

According to the World Health Organisation (WHO), good personal hygiene practice includes:

  • Frequently washing your hands with soap and warm water or alcohol-based hand sanitisers
  • Covering your nose and mouth when coughing and sneezing with tissue, sleeve or elbow, and properly disposing of tissues after use
  • Avoiding close contact with anyone with cold, fever or flu-like symptoms
  • Avoiding touching your eyes, nose and mouth with unwashed hands
  • Wearing a face mask to limit transmission risks

For more information, contact:

Health and Safety: +6082-451221

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