I've been mentioned before that there are a few ipt's around Malaysia including kuantan has closed their institution temporarily just because of that. I don't think it's just a waste of time. People need to be conscious on their health condition nowadays because cost of treatments are not so very little for most disease. So don't just take it for granted. Just remember "prevention is better than cure".
Like in IIUM kuantan right now, some kulliyyahs like medic, dentistry and nursing has given the formal study leave quarantine for their students just to prevent rapid spread. We already knew that IIUM is a very international uni in this country. So, there is no wonder to get shocked for this new news. The quarantine reduces much gatherings between the healthy individuals and the suffering ones. Love the community and don't let people around you to suffer.