By Haidah Halid
GOMBAK, 12 March 2020 – The Malaysian Ministry of Health (MOH) is currently carrying out efforts to track down around 5,000 Malaysians who attended the Tabligh Jemaah gathering held at Sri Petaling Mosque, Kuala Lumpur from 27 February to 1 March recently.
This initiative was taken after a Brunei national who attended the gathering tested positive for the novel coronavirus (COVID-19).
A statement issued by the university’s Office of Communication, Advocacy and Promotion (OCAP) today said those who attended the gathering are required to report to either the International Islamic University Malaysia’s Health and Wellness Centre (IHWC), Family Health Clinic (FHC) and IIUM Medical Centre (IIUMMC). It said that this is to alleviate any health risks among the university’s staff and community.
“If you are experiencing symptoms that include a sore throat, a cough, a fever or shortness of breath we urge you to go to the nearest health centre for a check up or call the 24 hour-hotline (03-6421 4444),” the statement said.
“The university would also like to assure its community that they will continue to comply with guidelines set by the Ministry of Health and is actively monitoring the situation closely for the safety of all.” ***
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