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QAU sealed due to spike in COVID-19 cases

QAU COVID-19

The Quaid-i-Azam University (QAU) in Islamabad was temporarily closed on Monday after the appearance of five COVID-19 patients in different departments of the institution.

According to details, BBA, BCH and Chemistry Departments in Quaid-e-Azam University were sealed where the new coronavirus cases were reported in students and staff members.

Read more: More Islamabad sectors sealed after biggest jump in Covid-19 cases in two months

A notification has been also circulated by the university administration regarding closure.

The announcement was made after District Health Officer (DHO) had mailed a letter to the university officials suggesting to close down the relevant departments.

“As per the guidelines issued by the Ministry of National Health Services Regulatory and Coordination, due to these five Covid-19 cases on the QAU campus, all academic and research activities is hereby shifted to online till November 6,” reads the notification.

The university administration also directed its hostel students to evacuate the building except those who are from remote areas.

Earlier, three private schools were sealed in different areas of Islamabad make it a total of 49 educational institutions in Islamabad that have been sealed so far after coronavirus cases were reported out of which 17 educational institutions have been de-sealed.

During the last 24 hours more than 707 new coronavirus positive cases have been reported from all over the country which increases the infection count to 329,375.

According to the recent updates by National Command and Operation Centre (NCOC) on COVID-19, six more patients have lost their battle against coronavirus who were under treatment in hospital.

More than 26,492 tests were conducted throughout the country and around 311,440 people have been recovered from this deadly virus till now from all over Pakistan.

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