Students arrive at University in full hazmat suits

STUDENTS arrive at University in full hazmat suits

TWO students arrived at Bristol University today clad in full hazmat suits, following news of a coronavirus outbreak on campus.The university announced 40 new cases on October 9 amongst their freshman population, and students are now embarking on their Autumn term with extreme caution. Almost 260 students in the residence halls have tested positive since September 30th; there are currently over 300 students self-isolating.

Taking no chances, two students were dressed head-to-toe in protective clothing as they unloaded their suitcases. The pair laughed and joked with friends as they entered the campus.


Speaking to the Daily Mail, Professor Sarah Purdy explained that support is being offered to those affected, including online classes and 24/7 access to their Student Support and Wellbeing teams.


Professor Purdy, also Pro Vice-Chancellor for Student Experience, said: ‘The health and safety of our students is a top priority at this very difficult and challenging time.


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