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The new coronavirus, now known as Covid-19, was first encountered in Wuhan, China, in December 2019, and has gone on to affect over 135,000 people in over 80 countries around the globe, causing more than 4,900 deaths.

The virus can cause pneumonia. Those who have fallen ill are reported to suffer coughs, fever and breathing difficulties. In severe cases there can be organ failure. As this is viral pneumonia, antibiotics are of no use. The antiviral drugs we have against flu will not work. If people are admitted to hospital, they may get support for their lungs and other organs, as well as fluids. Recovery will depend on the strength of their immune system. Many of those who have died were already in poor health.

The name Covid-19 was announced on 11 February by the World Health Organization. The director general, Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus, said: “We had to find a name that did not refer to a geographical location, an animal, an individual or group of people, and which is also pronounceable and related to the disease. Having a name matters to prevent the use of other names that can be inaccurate or stigmatising.”​


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Advice for staff and students who may have concerns about the outbreak of COVID-19

 

Find out more about COVID-19 and UTP's response to the outbreak, including what to do if you feel unwell, advice about travel, and any ​changes to teaching and assessments this academic year.​​

We will update this page regularly with more information as it becomes available.

 
​Date ​News & Announcements
​​2 April 2020
Reminder on Movement/Travel Ban - One-hour Outing T​ime​Lat​est!
​30 March 2020 Continuation of Provision of Meals to UTP Students on Campus
​​30 March 2020 False Accusations on SMS​
​​29 March 2020 New Registration Dates for May & July Intakes​​
28 March 2020 ​Reminder on the Movement/Travel Ban 
​​27 March 2020 Academic Activities due to the Extension of UTP Closure (1-14 April 2020)​
​​27 March 2020 Extension of UTP Closure​
​​26 March 2020
​​Psychological an​d Counselling Services During the Movement Control
​Order​
24 March 2020​​​​ Student Mobility and Internship Programme
24 March 2020​​​ Provision of Meals to UTP Students on Campus 
23 March 2020​ Mini Mart and Cafeteria Operating Hours 
23 March 2020​ Closure of Sports Facilities 
​​​​22 March 2020 Reminder if you are a PUI or in close contact with a PUI
​​19 March 2020 Staff Attendance Registration System during MCO
​​19 March 2020 Not  allowed to go home during MCO
​18 March 2020 Five PUIs Confirmed Negative
​18 March 2020 New Registration Dates for May & July Intakes
​17 March 2020 Information on Closure for Stakeholders
​17 March 2020 Security Restriction and Availability of Facilities and Amenities
​17 March 2020 Student Industrial Internship Programme (SIIP)
17 March 2020 Academic Activities during UTP Closure
​​17 March 2020 Notice of UTP Closure
16 March 2020 Implementation of Online Learning

13 March 2020

​12 March 2020

Fake or Unverified News

​11 March 2020

Health Alert

​​10 March 2020

Health Advisory

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Source: Kementerian Kesih​atan Malaysia Facebook Page​ (Updated as of 3​​ April​ 2020)

 

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​​​Emergency contacts

Email: covid.response@utp.edu.my

Tel: 05- 368 8999​
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