OFM News reports that according to a statement released by the university, this is the first student that they are aware of who tested positive for Covid-19. The student is from the Welkom Campus.
The CUT says this student had a high temperature and also showed flu-like symptoms. The student was immediately referred to a local hospital for testing. The CUT also states that the tracing of those who had close contact with this patient and the decontamination of the affected buildings are underway.
This comes after OFM News reported that a staff member at this university’s Bloemfontein Campus tested positive for Covid-19 last week.