LATEST UPDATE: as of 13-Feb-2020
MCKL, in line with the directive from the Ministry of Education (For Detail: Surat Kementerian Pendidikan) is required to report of students who have been to Wuhan or Hubei Province, China. Therefore, please report to us, if you have been to Wuhan or Hubei Province of China or you have had contact with any one person who have recently returned from the above mentioned. Please inform ACCA Office that you have been required to be undergoing a 14 days quarantine at home.
If you are showing symptoms of coughing, running nose, flu and fever, please seek medical care immediately and consult the doctor whether there is a need of a 14 days quarantine at home. If quarantine is not required and you still attend classes, please wear a mask. Our ACCA lecturers will provide a mask to students who appear to be sneezing or coughing inside the classrooms.
LATEST UPDATE: as of 12-Feb-2020
The novel coronavirus has been given a name as COVID-19.
LATEST UPDATE: as of 8-Feb-2020
We are aware that our neighbour, Singapore has moved its disease outbreak response up a level to Dorscon “Orange” on 7th Feb as the coronavirus spread further within the country, with three new cases announced of unknown origin, including a junior college teacher.
We are also aware that in Malaysia, the educational institution has taken more proactive steps to limit the risk of this outbreak, quoting news sources, University Malaya has decided to call off all physical face-to-face classes. You may access HERE
At the present moment, our ACCA classes will continue as normal with the same precautionary measures as per our last updates on 4 Feb 2020 (below).
UPDATE As of 4-Feb-2020
Dear ACCA@MCKL students,
As many are aware of the outbreak of the 2019 Novel Coronavirus or also called as the Wuhan Virus, the number of infected patients have climbed to exceed 9,000 and spread over 24 countries. As of 31-1-2020, China still records the highest number of close to 9,800 cases while Malaysia has 8 confirmed cases.
We are monitoring closely the situation and to take heed of recommendations issued by the WHO (World Health Organisation).
In view of the recent outbreak of the Novel Coronavirus (2019-nCov) illness, students and staff of MCKL are advised to observe good personal hygiene and to take precautionary measures.
According to the World Health Organization (WHO), the main symptoms reported in this outbreak include fever, difficulty in breathing, cough and sore throat. If you have these signs and symptoms you should get medical attention as soon as possible at a hospital or clinic and follow the instructions of the medical personnel. You should stay at home and avoid going to public places until you have recovered.
To reduce exposure to and possible transmission of this and other illnesses, you are advised to observe WHO’s standard recommendations which include hand and respiratory hygiene, and safe food practices as follows:
- Frequently clean hands by using alcohol-based hand rub or soap and water (note: hand sanitizer dispensers are placed at specific locations in MCKL);
- When coughing and sneezing cover mouth and nose with flexed elbow or tissue – throw the tissue away immediately and wash hands;
- Avoid close contact with anyone who has a fever and cough;
- If you have a fever, cough and difficulty breathing seek medical care early and share previous travel history with your health care provider;
- When visiting live markets in areas currently experiencing cases of a novel coronavirus, avoid direct unprotected contact with live animals and surfaces in contact with animals;
- The consumption of raw or undercooked animal products should be avoided. Raw meat, milk or animal organs should be handled with care, to avoid cross-contamination with uncooked foods, as per good food safety practices
You may access the detail information from WHO’s website
- Our ACCA classes are video recorded. If you have illness with the main symptoms of Coronavirus’ infection, please remain at home. You may request for the video by WhatsApp to us at +60107688832.
- If you happen to be in the college compound and is having symptoms like cough or sneezing, please wear a mask (you can request a mask from the ACCA office)
- Should the situation escalate to the need of declaring a holiday for the college, arrangements will be made to have classes be done video-conference (live streaming) or through pre-recorded videos, so that students can continue to progress in the lessons. This is to avoid the risk of a significant delay to your studies which may then affect your capability to take exam in June 2020.
- Let us pray for the deliverance during this challenging times, and we hope that this outbreak of Coronavirus (Wuhan virus) will not the ACCA exam in March 2020. We shall update all of you when whenever we have updates from ACCA.
A website that provides updates on the latest developments of Coronavirus, is thewuhanvirus.com (disclaimer: acca2u.com does not endorse any information published by the external website nor verify or attest the information published by them.)