26 students at Walter Sisulu University test positive for Covid-19
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On Sunday, vice-chancellor Rob Midgley sent a circular advising that to protect students, staff and Buffalo City residents and prevent coronavirus from spreading, all contact activity between staff and students was to be cancelled and all students were to be confined to their residences until November 8.
He said counselling support services would be made available to students.
Midgley added the students would only be allowed to buy groceries today. Thereafter, arrangements would be made for food deliveries to be made to their residences.
This comes as East London cases at the University of Fort Hare also came under the spotlight with 27 new Covid-19 cases (25 students and two staff members), confirmed last week. The institution had 60 active Covid-19 cases last Wednesday.
In addition, 73 young people were also infected with Covid-19 at a nightclub, the Tin Roof bar, in Cape Town more than two weeks ago.
Two people were apparently admitted to hospital, but one was discharged after a short stay. It's understood 47 were high school pupils, 37 of whom were matrics.