UK: Staff and children in Universities get corona infected
UK: Staff and children in Universities get corona infected

In the UK, now students and teachers are also getting corona infected. More than 1,800 students and staff from universities across the north-east of England, currently under tougher localized lockdowns, tested positive for coronavirus over the past week. Newcastle University said 1,003 students and 12 members of staff were proved to have been infected with coronavirus in the past week as compared with 94 last Friday.

Post-Vice-Presidential debate, Biden's promotional events raised this whopping amount

At Northumbria University, there were also 619 new cases and Durham University confirmed 219 cases in students in the last week. Most universities are preparing to switch to online teaching for at least three weeks, except in cases where in-person lessons are necessary. Newcastle University said "the overwhelming majority of cases" were from "social and residential settings" and said appropriate measures were being taken to protect everyone on campus. A spokesperson said, "We expected to see cases rise in light of the increase in cases both locally and nationally and all HE (higher education) institutions have to manage this on an ongoing basis."

US Prez Trump to gear up for his first in-person meetings

"We feel confident that we have appropriate measures in place to protect us all while we are on campus and to reduce the potential for transmission in our community," the spokesperson said. Durham University has asked students living in two colleges to remain on campus for the next week following the sharp rise in cases and Northumbria University said it was "continuing to make extensive efforts" to provide support for its self-isolating students with online concierge services or food parcels delivered by staff and the students' union. Meanwhile, Leeds University said 555 students and three staff members tested positive between September 28 and October 4.

US Prez Trump made declarations on Columbus day

Join NewsTrack Whatsapp group
Related News