Fears of new COVID-19 cluster at North Sumatra University

The rector of the North Sumatra University (USU) in Medan, Runtung Sitepu, along with deputy rector Rosmayati and the university’s board of trustees member Darma Bakti have tested positive for COVID-19, raising concerns of a new COVID-19 cluster in the region, writes Apriadi Gunawan for The Jakarta Post.

“There are three USU executives who tested positive for COVID-19. To contain the spread of the virus, we urge all those who have been in close contact with them within the last 14 days to take a swab test at the USU hospital or other swab test centres located in North Sumatra,” the USU hospital director, Syah Mirsya Wali, said on Sunday 12 July.

The three confirmed cases in USU have raised concerns of a new COVID-19 cluster in the region as the campus remains open, with computer-based exams (UTBK) as part of the annual state university entrance test (SBMPTN) set to continue until the end of the month with as many as 35,794 participants.
Full report on The Jakarta Post site