Covid-19 Pandemic During 2020 Malaysia Movement Control Order (Mco) – The Case Of Residentail College Students’ Mental Health.

by Farhah Hidayu Binti Mohd Abd Fatah, Asst. Prof. Dr. Hemaloshinee Vasudevan

CnR’s International Journal of Social & Scientific Research, India. (2020). Vol.06. Issue (I). 

Abstract

The Covid-19 pandemic has waged a global rating crisis, covering all aspects of humanity. In such situations, universities and academics, particularly the Ministry of Higher Education, play a significant role in enabling the students to stay safe under such circumstances.

Unfortunately, based on news reports and current observations, they are relatively passive and not forthcoming in this area of concern. The Covid-19 pandemic has caused a huge economic downturn for every country afflicted by the disease, and many nations are more than desperate to revive their economy and the lifestyle of the community as more and more people come under stress. This calls for a new way of managing our daily lives.

This paper aims to review the level of mental health among students living in the residentials located within the university campus while facing the COVID-19 pandemic and confined by the 2020 Malaysia Movement Control Order (MCO) crisis. It also addresses the importance of identifying and attending to the students’ mental health.

The social metric rules were used to assess and analyse the data and results showed that some students were not affected by this crisis while a small portion of the students were found to be affected by the crisis. It is recommended that they be given options to have some counselling sessions with experts.

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