Usim staff told to self-quarantine till Oct 19

SEREMBAN: Staff of Universiti Sains Islam Malaysia (Usim) who came into direct contact with a minister who has tested positive for Covid-19 have been told to self-quarantine until Oct 19.

They can work from home until then, said vice-chancellor (VC) Prof Mohamad Ridza Wahiddin.

“The directive also applies to other staff who came into contact with their colleagues who were in direct contact with the minister during the event last Sunday.

“The management has also decided that staff working at the VC’s and deputy VCs’ offices, Tuanku Muhriz Islamic Centre and Wakaf and Zakat Centre among others, should also stay at home during this period,” he said in a statement.

The directive was issued after Minister in the Prime Minister’s Department Datuk Dr Zulkifli Mohamad Al-Bakri, who attended an event at the university, tested positive for Covid-19.

Prof Ridza said several sections in the university, including the board of directors’ meeting room, the Tuanku Muhriz Islamic Centre and the gallery and lounge at the chancellory would be closed till tomorrow.

In a separate statement, the university said names of media personnel who covered the event would also be forwarded to the authorities for further action.

Journalists who did not register have been asked to provide their details to Usim.

In a Facebook post, Dr Zulkifli said he had asked those who attended any of the events that he attended between Sept 24 and Oct 4 to go for Covid-19 screening at any government clinic as soon as possible.

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