News Reports, 27 September 2020.

24 September 2020: Portsmouth: “The University of Portsmouth confirmed today that 13 students have had Covid-19 positive tests, 12 from its own testing programme and one student who tested positive through government testing.” Portsmouth News.

26 September 2020: Manchester Met: “‘HMP MMU’ – Students claim they were met by ‘security’ and ‘police’ as they tried to leave Coronavirus crisis halls.” Manchester Evening News.

25 September 2020: Queen’s University Belfast: “We have had a case of COVID-19 in the school this week – a student.” Source: Internal email.

25 September 2020: University of Stirling: “we have only a small number of confirmed and isolated cases at Stirling at this time.” University statement. Archived.

26 September 2020: University of Glasgow: ‘We came all this way to start a new life’: the misery of Glasgow’s lockdown freshers. Guardian.

26 September 2020: Sheffield Hallam: “We are aware of fewer than 10 positive tests amongst our student community. None of these students have been onto the University campus. A similar number of students are self-isolating following official advice to do so.” The Star.

26 September 2020: University of Sheffield: “The University of Sheffield said it was aware of one confirmed staff case of coronavirus and six confirmed student cases at present, with those affected and their households quarantining as per government guidelines.” The Star.

26 September 2020: “Students ‘scared and confused’ as halls lock down.” Round up from the BBC.

27 September 2020: Hundreds of Scots students break strict Covid-19 rules to flee home from locked down university halls. Daily Record.

In old news: “Significant outbreaks of Covid-19 linked to universities are highly likely, says Sage” Evening Standard, 4 September 2020.

Current tally:

39 Universities have reported coronavirus cases.
25 in England.
1 in Northern Ireland.
10 in Scotland.
3 in Wales.

Note: Scottish number down by one, as Sky report yesterday did not confirm cases at Dundee.

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