ISLAMABAD: The district administration of Islamabad recently decided to seal the college and a hostel to avoid further spread of the virus, after the emergence of 16 COVID-19 cases among students and employees of Riphah Medical College.
The district health office in a letter stated, “It has been observed with great concern that numerous cases of COVID-19 have been reported from Riphah Medical College, Islamabad, since September 9.”
“Till date more than 16 cases have been reported. This trend is very alarming as this institute is becoming a super spreader and a hotspot for COVID-19. It is advised to immediately close down the campus and hostel premises and conduct thorough disinfection activities. Furthermore, COVID-19 testing of all the exposed staff/students must be performed and adherence to SOPs must be ensured. In view of the above, it is requested that necessary action may please be taken.”