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COVID-19: International Islamic University Malaysia cancels classes

KUALA LUMPUR (Feb 13): The International Islamic University Malaysia (IIUM) (pictured) has cancelled classes for 10 days starting from today in light of the presence of COVID-19 in the country.

Rector Dzulkifli Abdul Razak said in a statement that “all student activities are adjourned”.

“Students can return home if they want to. Those staying back must take all measures to ensure they remain safe,” he was reported saying by The Malaysian Insight.

IIUM has also prepared two zones to monitor students from China and those who have travelled there recently.

The news portal also reported that Universiti Malaya announced last week the suspension of face-to-face teaching for a week beginning Feb 17.

Yesterday, Health Minister Datuk Seri Dr Dzulkefly Ahmad stated that scientists and medical experts have not reached a consensus that the coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) can spread through the air, reported Bernama.

He explained that to date, most of the medical experts stated that liquid droplet was identified as the virus mode of transmission in regards to human-to-human infection.

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