500 students have to self-isolate in halls after one student tests positive for COVID

At least they’ll all get really good at playing Wonderwall

500 students are having to self-isolate in their halls after a single student tested positive for COVID-19.

The students at Abertay Uni, in Dundee, have been put on lockdown until contact tracing is completed.

One positive case has been linked to the Parker House halls, and NHS Tayside is investigating a small number of extra suspected cases linked to the halls.

As Freshers’ Week rolls around, COVID is starting to spread at the UK’s universities. Liverpool Uni confirmed it had 87 positive cases among staff and students, and one Sussex professor reckons 14,000 students at UK unis currently have the disease.

Abertay’s Principal, Professor Nigel Seaton, told PA: “Our students in Parker House are being supported to self-isolate safely and we will remain in regular daily contact with them.

“The university already has enhanced cleaning and safety measures in place on campus, in line with national guidance, and the campus will remain open.

“We have contacted students and staff to remind them of their personal responsibilities in relation to Covid safety and to inform them of today’s changes in Scottish government guidance.”

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