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Islamabad: Authorities seal NUST, NUD, FAST, NUML departments after positive COVID-19 cases

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.

The development comes a day after authorities had sealed the International Islamic University.

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.

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.

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