The Malta Independent 19 September 2020, Saturday

University student council cancels Freshers' Week due to the spike in COVID-19 cases

Friday, 7 August 2020, 15:57 Last update: about 2 months ago

The popular Fresher’s Week, which usually is held the first week of lectures at the University of Malta, has been cancelled due to the recent spike in cases.

The University’s student council KSU announced this decision on Friday, after Health Authorities announced 49 new Coronavirus cases in the last 24 hours, which is the second-highest number of cases in a single day, following 52 reached on 7 April.

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“Following the recent spike in cases and the evident volatility of the COVID-19 pandemic situation in Malta, the usual physical Freshers’ Week we are used to on campus will not be held this year.”

This year’s fresher’s week was set to take place between 19 and 23 October, with the activity normally bringing hundreds of students starting their journey at the University of Malta together.

KSU highlighted that they are doing their best to find a safe alternative for students and staff. “Should the situation in the second semester improve, an alternative opportunity similar to Fresher’s Week in that period will be considered. Nevertheless, the Council looks forward to welcoming all Freshers this year through other initiatives.”

Image: KSU Freshers' Week 2019

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