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Eight undergrads from Pera Uni Engineering Faculty test COVID positive

Eight final year students of the Engineering Faculty of the University of Peradeniya have tested COVID-19 positive and nearly 250 students have been on quarantine at the hostel.

Peradeniya University Acting Public Relations Officer Mahesh Abeywickrema said that the examination of the final year students of the Faculty of Engineering commenced on February 8 and 10 and a student had contracted the virus at the time.

The examination was adjourned indefinitely and 42 of the student's closest associates were placed under self-quarantine. A PCR conducted on February13 showed that seven other students had contracted the virus, he said.

The university administration, therefore, has taken steps to quarantine all final year students.

Abeywickrema said that the final year students of the Engineering Faculty were called to the universities on December 23 and were quarantined at hostels for 14 days.