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CBU covid-19 cases hit 205

By SANFROSSA MANYINDA

THE Copperbelt University (CBU) has so far recorded the accumulative number or 205 Covid-19 positive cases.

The institution recorded the recent case on Wednesday this week, which is reported to be stable.

In January this year, CBU had switched to online learning for a period of about two weeks.

The university said the uncertainty surrounding the Covid-19 spread and impact demanded that the plans be flexible enough to respond to the disease risk in real time.

CBU Deputy Vice Chancellor, Paul Chisami, said 449 members of staff had so far been tested.

Professor Chisami said the institution had six active cases, stating that a total  of 197 patients had so far been discharged.

“We are however complying to all the  covid-19 protocols issued by the health authorities. We have also received quiet a number of face masks from the DMMU and the ministry  of health  that we have been making use of,” he said.

Meanwhile, CBU Dean of students, Stylish Magida, maintained that accommodation challenges at the institution would persist even if the hostels under construction were completed.

Ms Magida said this was due to the continuous enrollment of students at the institution.

She said with the growing number of students, there was no way the institution would accommodate all the students.

The two senior CBU officials were speaking during the interaction  meeting with the media in Kitwe yesterday.

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