UiTM confirms third Covid-19 positive case

UiTM vice-chancellor Mohd Azraai Kassim says the classes and surrounding areas have been cleaned and sanitised.

KUALA LUMPUR: A Universiti Teknologi MARA (UiTM) student has tested positive for Covid-19, taking the number of its students under treatment to three.

UiTM vice-chancellor Mohd Azraai Kassim said the student was infected by his father who had tested positive for the virus.

The student’s father was himself infected through contact with a relative who had attended the tabligh gathering at the Seri Petaling mosque here, he said.

Azraai said the student attended lectures on March 15 and alerted a lecturer when he was tested positive for Covid-19.

Mohd Azraai Kassim

“UiTM, through the campus’ health centre, then informed the health ministry and appropriate action was taken,” he said in a statement today, adding that the student is being treated at the Kuala Lumpur Hospital.

Close contacts of the student have been identified and have undergone screening at the Kepong district health centre.

Azraai said UiTM has cleaned and sanitised classes and the surrounding areas and students and staff need not worry about their safety.

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