Coronavirus disease (COVID-19) is an infectious disease caused by a newly discovered coronavirus. Malaysia joined the list of countries with coronavirus when the first case was confirmed on 25 January 2020. The infected was a 40-year old man that has arrived from Wuhan to Johor. Ever since then, Malaysia is taking various coronavirus response measures, pandemic disaster reduction programs and steps to reduce COVID-19 impact on their economic growth, tourism industries, socioeconomic, education sector, agricultural sector and obviously to the healthcare sector. The government of Malaysia is now taking even stricter control measures to contain further spread as Malaysia now in its third stage of Restriction Movement Order (RMO).
Objectives of the Website:
This site is developed by the COVID19@UTHM team in UTHM. The team is initiated and chaired by YBhg Profesor Datuk Ts. Dr. Wahid Razzaly, the Vice-Chancellor of UTHM due to the ongoing worldwide pandemic of coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19). The objectives of this exclusive website are to cushion the impact of COVID19 through a digital medium which can be accessed and be visited across the country especially to the public, particularly the most vulnerable group such as the poor households, the elderly, the disable as well as minor communities in Parit Raja, Batu Pahat, Johor as well as in Malaysia. This website can also be a platform for anyone seeking information on the latest updates on the COVID-19 pandemic.
UTHM Objectives in Tackling Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19)
To lead in digitally enhance multi-agencies collaboration in the country’s response to COVID-19.
To provide Spatial Data Infrastructure (SDI) by using MOBILISE technology in the country’s response to COVID-19.
To cushion the impact of COVID-19 using Digital Humanitarian Network (DHN) strategies particularly for the vulnerable community.
To measure capabilities and readiness of Malaysia Disaster Management Agencies (MDMA) to adopt Industry 4.0 approaches in COVID-19 Disaster Management Cycle – Mitigation, Preparedness, Response & Recovery.
DISASTER RISK REDUCTION VS INDUSTRIAL REVOLUTION 4.0
The 9 Pillars of Industry 4.o
UTHM MOBILISE COVID-19 PROJECT
YBhg Prof Datuk Dr Ts. Wahid Razzaly, Vice-Chancellor UTHM
LIVE Session with BERNAMA Radio Malaysia
1. PREVIOUS/EXISTING INTERNATIONAL RESEARCH PROJECTS: (RESILIENT BUILT ENVIRONMENT)
A097 >Incorporating Vulnerability of the Elderly in Disaster Management (INVENT) Funding Agency:University of Salford, United Kingdom.
W008 >System Architecture for A Collaborative Multi-Agency Platform for Building Resilient Community in Sarawak. MOBILISE Sarawak 4.0@ https://mobilisesarawak.uthm.edu.my Funding Agency:University of Salford, United Kingdom.
A045>Towards Safer Future Cities From Climate-Induced Extreme Weather Events (EWE) Through A Resilient Built Environment (CLIMATISE) Funding Agency: Newton Fund, British Council, United Kingdom. Project Report: CLIMATISE Monograph
A019>An Open Invitation: Understanding URBESITY Funding Agency:University of Lancaster, United Kingdom.
A000>Technology Enhanced Stakeholder Collaboration for Supporting Risk-Sensitive Sustainable Urban Development (TRANSCEND) Funding Agency: Global Challenges Research Fund (GCRF) & Economic Science Research Council (ESRC), United Kingdom.
2. PREVIOUS/EXISTING NATIONAL RESEARCH PROJECTS: (RESILIENT BUILT ENVIRONMENT)
K244 >Disaster Resilience in the Advent of the Fourth Industrial Revolution (RESILIENCE4FWRD) Funding Agency: Malaysia Technical Universities Network (MTUN).
K246 >Best Practice Framework for the Development of Resilient Elderly Retirement Village in Malaysia (PRESERVE) Funding Agency: Malaysia Technical Universities Network (MTUN).