Africa Nazarene University becomes first institution to suspend classes over Corona fears

Africa Nazarene University becomes first institution to suspend classes over Corona fears

Africa Nazarene University becomes first institution to suspend classes over Corona fears

Africa Nazarene University has suspended all its on-campus classes effective on Monday 16th March 2020.

In a statement, the institution’s Vice Chancellor Dr. Stanley stated that the university is taking precautionary measures against the spread of the virus in the country.

“After a careful consideration and analysis of the situation, the university has taken a cauitionary decision to suspend all on-campus classes effective Monday 16th March 2020 until further notice. The decision applies to both main campus and the Nairobi Centre.”

The decision by the university to suspend on-campus learning comes after the Health Cabinet Secretary of Kenya, Mutahi Kagwe announced the first ever reported case of Corona Virus in the country.

A brief history of Covid-19

Corona Virus is said to have originated from China and rapidly spread to other parts of the world. It was on 12th of March 2020 declared a world pandemic by the World Health Organisation (WHO).

Statistics

According to WHO, as of 13th March 2020, the numbers of deaths caused by Corona and new infections are as stated below:

  • Globally 132 758 confirmed (7499 new)
  • 4955 deaths (342 new)
  • China 80 991 confirmed (11 new)
  • 3180 deaths (07 new)
  • Outside of China 51 767 confirmed (7488 new)
  • 1775 deaths (335 new) 122 countries/territories/ areas (5 new)

Africa Nazarene University has asked its students to clear with the institution and stay away until further notice.

Charles Getembe

Charles Getembe

Charles Getembe is the founder and CEO of The Campus Magazine. He is a passionate writer specialized in Print Journalism from The University of Nairobi.

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