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University of Stellenbosch closes due to Covid-19 cases

Source: https://www.news24.com

Stellenbosch is a public research university situated in Stellenbosch, a town in the Western cape province of South Africa.

It was reported Thursday night by the University's Institutional Committee for Business Continuity that Stellenbosch University is now moving their contact classes or face to face lectures to online learning due to number of Covid-19 cases discovered. it is reported that there are 36 new Covid-19 cases at the University. Due to that cases the university will stay closed and also the residences will also be closed, in that way the students will have to vacate the students accommodations and go back home.

"Since Monday, there have been 36 positive test results on our Stellenbosch campus, including a number of infections in the Metanoia residence. In line with our protocols, the individuals concerned are now in isolation or quarantine," read statement said.

The university promised the learners to provide them with monthly data for their respective mobile users which will last for the whole month, until they get back to the campus. University staff members and students are required to provide their details and also confirms that the information provided is correct and no mistakes are there, in other to receive their monthly data.

It was further discussed that Covid-19 extra measures will be in place and all the protocols will be followed.

Students are assured that when the date of exam starts and be expected to come and sit down for examinations, university will ensure that all the required measures are in force and full capacity. Exams will take place from 21 June to 24 July.

Lastly students and staff members of the university are called and warned to adhere to the Covid-19 safety measures such as wearing masks every time, practicing 1.5m social distancing, washing their hands now and then or sanitize them.

Students and staff members have received a statement stating that the university will stay closed up until the end of June.

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