Infected professor and student at the University of Madeira

The University of Madeira (UMa) reported moments ago that two positive cases of covid-19 were detected, in a professor and a student at the institution, respectively.

In the case of the teacher, he teaches Civil Engineering and tested positive in a test carried out on 20 November, in the North of the country, while the student is in the 1st year of the degree in Basic Education, and his test was performed in Madeira November 20th.

Through a statement, UMa assumes that “it proceeded according to its contingency plan, having contacted the UMa Coronavirus Prevention and Control Commission and the Regional Health Authority”.

According to the procedures indicated by the Regional Health Delegate, the University proceeded to disinfect the relevant facilities, the students involved were informed that they should not go to the University until further instructions, and the teacher who tested positive was also confined.

This Monday, the presidents of the respective Faculties, together with the Course Directors concerned, will reorganize the relevant teaching activities, so that the students involved can, during the confinement period, carry on with distance classes.

All other activities at the University proceed normally, with UMa reiterating “the need for everyone to comply with the rules and recommendations in force”.

“The University of Madeira will continue to monitor the evolution of the situation, as well as any new determinations that may be adopted by national and regional authorities, communicating any relevant information to the Academy”, the statement said.

From Diário Notícias