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TUT suspends all contact classes

NYAKALLO TEFU| 

Students at the Tshwane University of Technology (TUT) will now go back to online classes after the institution suspended contact classes on Monday.

The suspension of contact classes comes after a student from the university succumbed to Covid-19 related illnesses last week.

TUT spokesperson Phaphama Tshisikhawe said the higher education institution does not have an exact date of when they will resume contact classes.

“This will be determined by the cases of the coronavirus in the country. It is not only because of the Covid-19 related death that we are experiencing in the university, it is mostly because the infections that are increasing,” said Tshisikhawe.

Adding that the institution believes a second student from the university has succumbed to the deadly virus.

The number of coronavirus cases continue to increase across the country. Statistics from the Department of Health show that the total number of positive cases now stands on the verge of 1.7 million infections with 57 063 people having lost their lives to the virus since the start of the pandemic.

The department said South Africa has recorded 3825 new Covid-19 infections along with 89 related deaths in the past 24 hours.

Tshisikhawe said TUT students will be provided with data bundles so that they are able to attend online classes.

READ: ‘Schools cannot open if all health protocols are not in place’ say teachers and parents

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