About 2,100 University of Tennessee students, employees quarantined
WASHINGTON: More than 2,100 University of Tennessee students and employees have been quarantined due to a recent surge in coronavirus cases on the Knoxville campus.

“We now have 2,112 people in quarantine or self-isolation. Of these, 1,939 are students who are almost equally distributed on campus and off campus,” the Xinhua news agency quoted Chancellor Donde Plowman on Wednesday.

“Our case numbers are rising way too fast and we will need more drastic measures to stop the upward trend,” she said.

The Chancellor added that the university had 600 active Covid-19 cases on Monday.

592 students and eight employees were among those infected. She expressed frustration with “fraternity leaders communicating with houses, how to throw parties and avoid getting caught, avoiding the police. Stories of a fraternity renting a room off campus to host their party were crammed with many people in a confined space “.

“Tell the fraternity members not to be tested or how to test so that the results are not passed on to the university.”

To date, colleges and universities in the United States have reported more than 37,000 active coronavirus cases from all 50 states, according to the CNN report.

Some locations have already had to cancel personal courses.


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