COVID-19 case is confirmed at Lincoln University after Hereford conference

A Lincoln University student has tested positive for COVID-19 while another is at probable risk of having the virus.

Public health officials have advised that both cases are linked to the Hereford Queenstown conference.

The University has been closely monitoring both students since they were contacted by public health. Both students are reported to be well after entering self-isolation on Saturday 21 March.

The University is in contact with them and is offering the support required.

Acting Vice-Chancellor Professor Bruce McKenzie said:

“We are working closely with the Ministry of Health to follow the process mandated when a case of Covid-19 is confirmed.

“We are also committed to keeping all our students and staff informed of every eventuality, so we have advised them of the Covid-19 case, along with details of what to do if they need assistance or support. We will continue to communicate every update to our students and staff across all appropriate channels.”

Lincoln University advised students earlier this week of its decision to suspend all teaching and assessment activities until 20 April.

More information is available here.

Author: Bob Edlin

Editor of AgScience Magazine and Editor of the AgScience Blog

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