Students locked down after illegal parties at UK universities

St Andrews and Manchester Metropolitan among institutions dealing with Covid outbreaks

Students are in lockdown in their halls of residence and facing periods of self-isolation and disciplinary action as universities grapple with increasing Covid-19 cases just days into the new term.

At least seven universities across the UK are already dealing with cases of Covid-19 among students, with outbreaks linked to illegal freshers’ parties, as well as other isolated cases identified in halls of residence.

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