More on DUT Covid-19 updates
Durban University of Technology Covid-19 Response Task Team issued its latest statistics on the number of cases in the university. There has been a total of 102 recoveries, 54 students and 48 staff members. Two people have succumbed to the virus, one student and one staff member. There is one active case. All of these cases are in the Durban campuses. Under level 1 lockdown, many restrictions have been eased.
So far there are 105 reported cases at the university, 55 of those cases are students and the other 50 are staff members.
“Although South Africa is currently in Lockdown Level 1 and many restrictions have eased in the “State of Disaster” there is still a strong possibility of a second wave of infections,” the report stated.
Students who are eligible to return to campus are issued an upgraded student card and are required to complete an online screening form before they enter their respective campuses.
Chief Professional Nurse at the university, Soori Wardthen, said it would make things a whole lot easier if students adhered to the non-pharmaceutical interventions. These are the use of masks, physical spacing and hand-washing & sanitising
“Students will arrive at the gate wearing their masks so the security guard can let them in, but once inside they will take their masks off,” Wardthen said.
She further said that once on campus students do not social distance and this increases the chances of them contracting the virus.