The Islamabad authorities have sealed several departments in universities including NUST, NUD, FAST, NUML, following the emergence of coronavirus cases, on Saturday.
According to the District Health Office Islamabad, 5 cases have been reported till now at NUST and the action has been taken, buildings will be disinfected and contacts will be traced and isolated in the mean time.
Following dep. have been sealed today in NUST.
1. Dep of MS Agri
2. Dep of Mech Eng.
3. Dep of Civil Eng.
👉 5 cases have been reported to us till now and the action has been taken, buildings will be disinfected and contacts will be traced and isolated in the mean time pic.twitter.com/dPB80n4lxB
— District Health Officer Islamabad (@DhoIslamabad) November 7, 2020
The development comes a day after authorities had sealed the International Islamic University.
Upon detection of 12 positive cases in International Islamic University, the university has been sealed today. pic.twitter.com/2e8PqyMNsZ
— District Health Officer Islamabad (@DhoIslamabad) November 6, 2020
According to the notifications issued by the Ministry of National Health Services Regulation and Coordination, the common duty area shared by staff must be disinfected and all the people exposed should be quarantined.
3 depts of NUST, 1 in FAST and 4 depts in NUML are being selaed for positive covid cases pic.twitter.com/XZ5Vig4HdO
— Muhammed Hamza Shafqaat (@hamzashafqaat) November 7, 2020
The departments sealed in the universities are as follows:
– Department of Management Sciences, Department of Computer Sciences, BS International Relations, BS English, and BBA have been sealed at the National University of Modern Languages (NUML).
– Department of MS Agriculture, Department of Mechanical Engineering, and Department of Civil Engineering at the National University of Sciences and Technology (NUST).
– Department of International Relations and the Department of Government and Public Policy (GPP) at the National Defence University (NUD).
– Department of MS Data Sciences at FAST University.
“It is hereby advised to immediately close down the department/class for a period till further intimation by the office of the undersigned and conduct thorough disinfection activities,” the notification read.