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COVID 19: What You Should Know

QIU's first and main priority is to ensure the wellbeing and safety of our students, and we will keep you updated on any developments regarding the COVID-19 situation.

If you have any questions, send them to covid19actionline@qiup.edu.my. We are more than happy to help!

COVID-19 UPDATE

QIU’s campus is located in Ipoh, the capital city of the state of Perak in Malaysia. As of January 22 2021, all states in Malaysia (including Perak) are placed under the Movement Control Order (MCO) imposed by the Malaysian government to curb the spread of COVID-19. 

What does this mean?

  • Students undergo their classes and assessments online until further notice. 
  • Students who need to come to campus for laboratory work, research, or any other purposes may apply for permission to come to campus. The permission is granted by the respective Faculty Dean.
  • Interstate travel (from Perak to other Malaysian states and vice versa) and inter–district travel (within Perak) is allowed only after applying for and obtaining permission from the Royal Malaysian Police, using the prescribed form.
  • The public are only allowed to leave their homes to buy essential items (food, medicine, dietary supplements, medicine and daily supplies) within a 10km radius from their residence. If there are no supplies of these items within a 10km radius, they can buy them from the closest premise. For this purpose, only two members of a household are allowed to travel together in the same car.
  • QIU encourages our students and staff to stay at home where possible and avoid unnecessary travelling.
  • Eateries, hawker stalls and roadside vendors are open from 6am to 10pm.
  • Convenience stores and grocery stores are open from 6am to 8pm.
  • Food can only be sold via take-away, drive-through, or food delivery services.
  • Hospital, clinics and medical laboratories can operate for 24 hours a day, or according to the terms of their operation licenses.
  • Pharmacies, laundromats and opticians are open from 6am to 8pm.
  • No social gatherings such as weddings, wedding receptions, religious processions, conferences, and seminars are allowed.
  • Jogging is allowed in a group of no more than two people. It can only be carried out in the individual’s respective neighbourhood.
  • Individual cycling is allowed within a 10km radius from the individual’s residence. Group cycling is not allowed.

As for the nationwide state of emergency that was declared on 12 January 2021 due to the COVID-19 situation, here’s what you need to know:

  • NO curfews or military rule is imposed.
  • The Prime Minister of Malaysia, Tan Sri Muhyiddin Yassin has reassured the public that the current civilian government will continue to function.
  • For our students, life under the MCO continues as normal.

Please be assured that there are no added safety risks for QIU students during the state of emergency.

QIU’s first and main priority is to ensure the wellbeing and safety of our students, and we will keep you updated on any developments regarding the COVID-19 situation.

If you have any questions, send them to covid19actionline@qiup.edu.my. We are more than happy to help!

International students who wish to obtain information on the Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs) relating to the COVID-19 pandemic MCO may visit the Education Malaysia Global Services (EMGS) site.

Malaysia’s National Security Council’s SOPs as of January 15 2021 are available here (in Bahasa Malaysia).

An English version of the MCO dos and don’ts is published here by Malaysian news portal The Star (published on January 21 2021)

Stay tuned to our social media channels and website for our latest updates on the COVID-19 situation. Keep strong and stay safe!

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