– Coronavirus has affected education around the world as schools were forced to close their classrooms and resort to online classes
– Some schools have managed to reopen, and the University of Alabama is one of them
– However, six days after the school reopened, it has had 566 cases of the deadly COVID-19
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Six days after the University of Alabama reopened its classrooms, the school has had 566 cases of the deadly coronavirus.
According to Yahoo News, photos circulated on social media showed what appeared to be the university’s students crowding outside bars in Tuscaloosa on August 19.
Legit.ng notes that the university said it would discipline students that violate health and safety protocols both on and off campus.
The institution’s president, Stuart Bell, said in a letter that the increase in COVID-19 cases is unacceptable.
He said harsh disciplinary actions that would be taken against violators of health and safety protocols include suspension.
The University of Alabama is not alone on COVID-19 cases, recall that one week after reopening, the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill cancelled in-class lectures due to cases of coronavirus in the school. August 11 was the first day of the new academic year.
The decision was made after more than 130 students tested positive for COVID-19 and 300 forced to quarantine a week after the school reopened.
The disclosure was made in a letter posted to students on the campus website by the university’s chancellor.
The school said classes would be held online going forward, along with academic support services.
Meanwhile, Legit.ng previously reported that billionaire businessman and philanthropist Bill Gates said the rich world would be able to put an end to the coronavirus by the end of 2021 while the world at large would be able to end it by 2022.
The Microsoft co-founder stated this in an interview with Wired magazine, which was published on Friday, August 7. Read more:
Gates said: “The innovation pipeline on scaling up diagnostics, on new therapeutics, on vaccines is actually quite impressive.”
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