US varsities scramble to cope with outbreak


Raleigh (US), August 18

North Carolina’s flagship college cancelled in-person lessons for undergraduates only a week into the autumn semester Monday as school campuses across the US scramble to cope with Covid clusters linked in some instances to pupil housing, off-campus events and packed bars.

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The University of North Carolina (UNC) at Chapel Hill stated it could swap to distant studying on Wednesday and make preparations for college kids who needed to depart campus housing.

Officials at UNC college — East Carolina University — stated they’d recognized a cluster at a dorm. They did not say whether or not they have been contemplating switching to on-line lessons. At Oklahoma State in Stillwater, the place a broadly circulated video over the weekend confirmed maskless college students packed right into a nightclub, officers confirmed 23 instances at an off-campus sorority home. The college positioned the scholars residing there in isolation and prohibited them from leaving. The University of Notre Dame reported 58 instances. — AP



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