IBA shut down after student tests positive for COVID-19

KARACHI: The Institute of Business Administration (IBA) has been closed for two days after two students contracted the coronavirus days after the university reopened.

Both campuses of IBA, situated in Karachi, will remain closed while students and teachers would not be allowed to enter the premises of both the campuses. However, the spokesperson of IBA said that non-teaching faculty members would continue their duties as per routine.

The first case emerged in the hostel of the IBA’s Karachi University campus who had recently joined the university from Islamabad and had been taking classes along with other students.

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As per the sources, the administration has decided to disinfect both campuses to stop the spread of contagious disease. Other sources revealed that the standard operation procedures (SPOs) provided by the government were not being followed in the campus as cafeteria, the elevators of both campuses were being used.

Moreover, the air-conditioning system of city campuses’ was not working properly and due to the intense heat, many students and teachers were not wearing masks.

 

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