Unimas postpones Sabah students intake

KUCHING: Universiti Malaysia Sarawak (Unimas) has postponed its new student intake for students coming in from Sabah in view of the developing Covid-19 situation in the state.

In a statement on Friday, it said besides new students, the entry for current students from Sabah is also postponed until a later date.

“Unimas has decided to postpone the admission of new and current students from Sabah to Unimas until a date which will be announced later. Teaching sessions and learning for the students involved will be conducted online,” it said.

The varsity urged students to channel inquiries related to their return to campus to the Centre for Student Services, and inquiries regarding teaching and learning sessions be submitted to the respective faculty.

On Thursday, the State Disaster Management Committee (SDMC) announced stringent measures to monitor visitors from Sabah, which is now declared as a red zone for Covid-19.

In its daily update press statement, it said all Sarawakians and holders of Sarawak’s permanent residency and visa pass who need to enter the state, must apply for entry permit through ‘EnterSarawak’ prior to their travel.

“They will be allowed to quarantine at home (Stay Home Notice) for 14 days and given the wristband. The rT-PCR swab test will be taken on the second day and the tenth day, which cost will be borne by the Sarawak state government”.

SDMC said all citizens and foreigners who wish to enter Sarawak must declare whether they had been to Sabah or Labuan in the last 14 days.