DUT shut over coronavirus fears

DUT shut over coronavirus fears

Another tertiary institution in KwaZulu-Natal is taking precautions - as South Africa strengthens its fight against the coronavirus. 

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The Durban University of Technology (DUT) has shut its academic programme, with recess extended for students until mid-April. 

READ: Coronavirus: SA intensifies COVID-19 response

Hand sanitisers will be placed in residences. 

The varsity's cancelled all organised events - including its graduation ceremonies in April and May. 

Staff and students - who travelled out of the country in the past three weeks - have been asked to self isolate for 14 days. 

Other universities in the country have shut for a few weeks - including UKZN, WITS and UCT. 

Stellenbosch says online classes in the new term will start at the end of the month. 

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