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University community is asked to increase vigilance due to the threat of the spread of COVID-19

Yesterday, two students of Klaipėda University were diagnosed with COVID-19 virus.

At the Faculty of Health Sciences, the disease was reported by a student of the Faculty, who is currently in isolation. Her disease was diagnosed by testing before the student started the internship. The young woman is reported to be feeling well. The Faculty of Health Sciences continues its work in the routine way, as the student did not have lectures here before the internship.

A German citizen, graduate student of the Faculty of Social Sciences and Humanities, had been tested positive for COVID-19. The patient was isolated for 14 days after the positive test; three students sharing a block of rooms with him in the University dormitory were tested, and the answers were negative; however, all of them were isolated and monitored. As the student attended only one contact lecture (the rest were given on a distance mode) before experiencing the symptoms of the disease, the case did not disrupt the work at the Faculty of Social Sciences and Humanities. “The teacher who gave the lecture and the students who were present were informed about the event. As the classroom was large, and the group small (6-7 people), safe distances were kept; however, everyone was recommended to monitor their health,” said prof. Ligita Šimanskienė, Head of the KU Department of Management.

As the number of cases of coronavirus COVID-19 infection in Lithuania keeps increasing, the administration of Klaipėda University appeal to the community with a request to increase vigilance and carefully follow the recommendations to reduce the risk of infection – to frequently wash hands, to disinfect them, keep a safe distance, wear protective masks, and immediately seek medical advice on feeling any symptoms of the disease.