UNIVERSITI Utara Malaysia (UUM) students were ecstatic when they were allowed to return home after spending more than a month on campus following the implementation of the movement control order (MCO) on March 18.
Ng Shang Bao, 21, from Gombak, Kuala Lumpur, said he had been eagerly waiting for the announcement as he really missed his family.
“I wish to thank the Government for allowing us to return home after spending 40 days at the campus.
“Every student has been waiting for this happy moment.
“I hope UUM students will cooperate throughout this repatriation period by obeying all instructions including social distancing.
“I want the process to go smoothly, ” he told reporters before boarding a bus home.
Meanwhile, P. Sumitrra, 22, said she was looking forward to returning to her home in Rawang, Selangor.
She expressed gratitude to the university for taking care of the students throughout the MCO period.
“We will definitely obey the instructions set by the Government before and after we arrive home, ” she said.
“We thank all those involved, especially UUM who worked hard to break the Covid-19 transmission chain.
“The university looked after the students who were still on campus throughout the MCO period, ” she said.
“Our safety and welfare were their top priority.”
Muhammad Fikri Burhan, 22, from Bidor, Perak, said he and other students were relieved to be allowed to return to their beloved families.
“I look forward to the breaking of fast, ” he said.
“I am eager to spend time with my family who are waiting for my return.
“Our prayers have been answered.”
UUM vice-chancellor Prof Datuk Dr Ahmad Bashawir Abdul Ghani had earlier said only 60 public university students in the northern zone would be allowed to return to the Klang Valley under the standard operating procedure drawn up by the Government.
The second phase of the student repatriation trips to the Klang Valley is scheduled on May 12. — Bernama
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