More Students, More PPEs!

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As the number of students on campus increases with the staggered return of the second cohort, the university has also increased measures to curb the spread of Covid-19 by installing over a thousand automatic hand sanitiser dispensers. On 26 August the Minister Blade Nzimande announced that under Level 2, the second cohort of students (33%) would be allowed to return to campus. On the very same day, the university’s Property and Services department began rolling out the process of installing automatic sanitiser dispensers.

Ms Khanyisile Jumba, Property and Services Interim Contracts Manager, said the installation process started at in Alice, followed by East London and will move to the Bisho campus later this week. The dispensers are mounted on walls at every entrance inside all university buildings, including lecture halls and residences. They are also mounted on every office floor and common spaces. “We have also ordered screens that will be installed in the laboratories and the Music Department to ensure adherence to social distancing,” said Jumba.