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Medical College in Islamabad Closed after 16 Covid-19 Cases

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Islamabad: After the emergence of 16 Covid-19 Cases in Riphah Medical College Islamabad, Administration has decided to seal the college.

There are reports of confirmed 16 Covid-19 Cases in college staff and students.

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DHO Dr.Zaeem Zia told the local newspaper “We have been showing zero-tolerance regarding the spread of the virus. As soon as we learned that the virus is spreading among the students and employees of the college, we declared it a hotspot and decided to close it,”.

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DHO stated in a letter, “It has been observed with great concern that numerous cases of Covid-19 have been reported from Riphah Medical College, Islamabad, since September 9.”

“Till date more than 16 cases have been reported. This trend is very alarming as this institute is becoming a super spreader and a hotspot for Covid-19. It is advised to immediately close down the campus and hostel premises and conduct thorough disinfection activities. Furthermore, Covid-19 testing of all the exposed staff/students must be performed and adherence to SOPs must be ensured. In view of the above, it is requested that necessary action may please be taken.”

According to unknown sources, Even though all the educational institutes in the country were closed. Still, the college administration was conducting on-campus classes for 3rd and 4th-year students. Students who tested positive are from these classes. The college administration is asked to provide an explanation of why students were attending classes on-campus when every institute in the country was closed.

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