DUT Covid-19 cases climb to 7
Just two weeks after the return of the 33% of students on campus, the Durban University of Technology has announced that there has been 5 more confirmed cases of COVID-19 at the institution. This brings the total number of confirmed cases to seven.
DUT had previously reported two positive cases of staff members from the department of Mechanical Engineering.
In a statement from the DUT COVID-19 response task team on 02 July 2020, it was stated that there are five more confirmed cases and two of them were students.
“ we regret to announce that a further three staff members and two students have since tested for COVID-19,” statement read.
The statement further states that there are still more tests to be done as the number of positive cases increase in the institution. The institution stated that they have conducted contact tracing to alert people who were in contact with people who had tested positive.
Dineo Tshabala, a third-year student fears for her life because of the outbreak of COVID-19 in the institution.
“Honestly it just scares me and gives me a lot of anxiety going to campus and attending lectures. “I think we should stop attending lectures and just continue with online learning at our respectable residents,” said the Tourism Management student.
The institution currently has 7 positive confirmed cases of covid-19 and wishes those infected a speedy recovery.