Tue. May 17th, 2022


A student at one of the Australian National University housing estates has tested positive for COVID-19. Residents of Wright Hall were notified of the case via email Thursday morning, according to study media Woroni. An ANU spokesman confirmed that a resident of one of the halls had received the positive COVID-19 result and contact tracking was underway. “This is understandably a difficult situation for the individual and in respect of their privacy we will not reveal further details.” Our whole society wishes them a speedy recovery. “The spokesman said the resident was quarantined and was supported by the university.” We are working with ACT Health to ensure they have access to care and support. The individual follows instructions from ACT Health. “We are also working to help ACT Health with contact tracking, and all residents follow the directions of the university and ACT Health.” As always, the safety and well-being of our society remains our highest priority. “All residents must be quarantined until they receive further information.” READ MORE COVID-19 NEWS: In the first days of the current ACT lockdown, eight ANU homes were put under improved home bookings after some students were considered close contacts to a positive cause. Days later, another five were under additional lockdown measures, but no clusters emerged. ANU students continue with distance learning for the remainder of semester 2. Our coverage of the health and safety aspects of this outbreak of COVID-19 in ACT and lockdown is free for all to access. However, we rely on subscription revenue to support our journalism. If you can, you can subscribe here. If you are already a subscriber, thank you for your support. You can also sign up for our regular newsletter. Our journalists work hard to deliver local, up-to-date news to the community. Here’s how to continue accessing our trusted content:


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