A student on the Welkom campus of the Central University of Technology, Free State (CUT) has tested positive for Covid-19 and has been receiving care since the results came to light.
The university said in a statement that this is its first positive case among the students in Welkom. The student had a high temperature with flu-like symptoms and was referred to a local hospital immediately, ensuring that the student got the required care.
The university added that all the prescribed higher health protocol has been followed by the CUT Welkom campus, including tracing those who may have had close contact with the student; self-quarantine where necessary, and disinfecting buildings that may have been affected.
Forty students and two assistant residence managers are currently in self-isolation and all the affected buildings have also been disinfected.
“We understand that this incident is not only traumatic for the student, but also for the CUT community. The student is in our thoughts and prayers and we hope for a full and speedy recovery,” said CUT Vice-Chancellor and Principal, Prof Henk de Jager.