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'You can not just send students packing, confine them in their residences'

More universities in South Africa are suspending lectures due to the COVID-19 coronavirus outbreak.

On Sunday following the announcement by President Ramaphosa that gatherings of 100 people or more are prohibited, Wits University and the University of Cape Town announced they are suspending classes in order to limit the spread of coronavirus.

Speaking to Clement Manyathela, South African Union of Students spokesperson Thabo Shingange says universities cannot just send students packing.

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Our position has always been consistent from the past. When you say students must vacant immediately or within 72 hours, where must students go to?

Thabo Shingange, Spokesperson - South African Union of Students

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The universities are supposed to have stricter residential regulations in the meantime to allow students to remain in their residents.

Thabo Shingange, Spokesperson - South African Union of Students

You cannot just send students packing. Confine them in their residences.

Thabo Shingange, Spokesperson - South African Union of Students

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