Universiti Malaysia Perlis (UniMAP) is using geo-location tracking technology to monitor the safety of its 17,000 students and staff during the implementation of the Movement Control Order (MCO). Previously, we introduced global positioning system (GPS) technology as part of an initiative to prevent the spread of the COVID-19 infection to replace the thumb print method that was seen as unsafe and at higher risk of spreading the virus. It seems necessary to extend this initiative to facilitate the monitoring of nearly 15,000 students and 2,000 UniMAP staff for two weeks due to the current development of COVID-19 outbreak with several locations identified as red zone areas by the National Security Council (MKN). By using this geo-location tracking technology we can identify the staff’ and students’ locations that can be matched to data of areas with COVID-19 cases. This will further facilitate the university to devise health screening requirements when the staffs and students return to campus once MCO period ends. This system has been developed ‘in-house’ by UniMAP staff and been used until now as part of their policy and procedure.
Created by: Prof. Ir. Dr. Anuar Mat Safar, Prof. Ir. Ts. Dr. R Badlishah Ahmad, Dr. Shahrul Nizam Bin Yakob, Mohd Nazri Mohd Warip, Mohamad Nasri Bin Mat Isa, Mohd Fitri Edros, Mohd Hizazy Yusof, Farihan Ghazali, Siti Hajar Wali, Mohd Hasri Ahmad Shukery, Noor Azlan Azizan, Rohazna Wahab, Mohamed Roshimi Md Shahor