A total of thirty-nine students, teachers and employees of Rajshahi University tested positive for Covid-19 on Wednesday.
Dr. Tabibur Rahman, chief medical officer of RU medical center, informed that they collected samples of 68 teachers, students and employees of the university and sent them to the RT-PCR lab for testing.
Thirty nine of the samples of them were positive for Covid-19. "We have arranged to keep them in home quarantine so that other students do not become infected with the virus. Most of the university teachers, students and employees had symptoms of the virus," Dr Tabibur said.
Meanwhile, the university authority called for an emergency meeting on Thursday with the deans of all faculties and the chairmen of all departments to take decision in this regard, said Pradip Kumar Pandey, Public Relations Office Administrator of the university
Earlier on Wednesday morning, RU Teachers Association met with the university vice chancellor Professor Golam Sabbir Sattar and urged to suspend in-person classes and start online classes to reduce the risk of infecting Covid-19.