UFS to make announcement regarding COVID-19

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The University of the Free State will make an announcement regarding the coronavirus today.

This follows the announcement by the President, Cyril Ramaphosa, on measures to combat the virus.

University spokesperson, Lacea Loader, says the executive management of the university will make a decision on steps to be taken in response to the recommendations by a task team.

She adds this task team was formed earlier this month by the University’s Rector and Vice-Chancellor, Professor Francis Petersen.

Ramaphosa on Sunday declared a national state of disaster in South Africa and announced school closures and travel bans as the number of novel coronavirus (COVID-19) infections in the country rose to sixty-one.

He said all schools would close from Wednesday and gatherings of more than 100 people were prohibited.