Major Covid outbreak at Glasgow University sees 600 self-isolate

University says number of cases likely to be higher than 124 identified so far

A “significant” coronavirus outbreak at Glasgow University has resulted in 124 cases since the beginning of freshers’ week and 600 students self-isolating across the campus amid warnings that any students found to be breaking the rules will face disciplinary action.

A spokesperson for the university said the actual number of infections was likely to be higher, identifying two clusters at the Murano Street and Cairncross residences, which were linked to social activity at the start of freshers’ week, from 12-14 September.

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