A student at the University of Sydney was diagnosed with Covid-19

Mar 18, 2020

Some 80 people have been asked to self-isolate after a student at the University of Sydney was diagnosed with a coronavirus over the weekend.

The number of coronavirus cases in New South Wales increased by 22 in 24 hours, bringing the total number of infected people in the state to 134.

On Sunday, the University of Sydney said the student had reported feeling ill. Later, the test to detect the virus was positive and he is currently in the hospital for recovery.

The student was diagnosed over the weekend and is one of the previously announced cases, according to a university statement.

"NSW Health (New South Wales Ministry of Health) and the University of Sydney have identified some 80 people who were in close contact with the student while on campus, who have been asked to self-isolate for 14 days, "said the university.

Intensive cleaning of six locations on the university campus was ordered Sunday, according to guidelines from the New South Wales Ministry of Health (NSW), according to the statement.

"The current advice is that the rest of the campus can continue to function normally," the university said. Since the virus emerged, the university has been "closely monitoring the situation, liaising with other universities and following advice from the federal government and from NSW Health, "the statement says.

"Preventive measures undertaken on campus include increasing the frequency of cleaning, increasing messages regarding hygiene practices, and installing hand sanitizing units throughout the university."

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