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More than 124 Glasgow Uni students test positive for Covid after freshers’ events

Two "significant" coronavirus clusters have been identified at a Glasgow university with at least 124 students infected.

The University of Glasgow confirmed two separate uni halls have been linked to the freshers' week outbreak.

More than 600 students are now self-isolating across the residences at Murano Street and Cairncross to avoid further transmission.

Test and trace teams are continuing to identify close contacts.

A spokesman for the University of Glasgow told The Herald: “We are aware of two significant clusters of positive cases of Covid-19 in our Murano Street and Cairncross residences, which we believe were largely due to social activity around September 12-14, the start of freshers’ week.

“We are working closely with NHS Greater Glasgow and Clyde’s public health team to manage these.

“The total number of reported cases since the start of term is 124 but the actual number is likely to be higher.

“Over 600 students are isolating across all residences.

“We are not aware of any students who have had to receive hospital treatment.”

The confirmed clusters come after Nicola Sturgeon warned students not to have house parties following a wave of campus cases.

All 500 students at Abertay University halls in Dundee have been forced to isolate after a resident caught the bug.

And cops were called to break up two house parties at Aberdeen Uni halls days before an outbreak was confirmed.

A number of students were hit with on-the-spot fines on Saturday.

This Morning's Dr Sara warns university students that Freshers' Flu symptoms could be coronavirus

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