Coronavirus : the university of Cambridge will not reopen its doors before the summer of 2021 - The Point

Since the beginning of the pandemic coronavirus, the French universities as in the uk are closed. This is the case of the university of Cambridge. The school ha

Coronavirus : the university of Cambridge will not reopen its doors before the summer of 2021 - The Point

Since the beginning of the pandemic coronavirus, the French universities as in the uk are closed. This is the case of the university of Cambridge. The school has even decided to give all of its courses online until the end of the next academic year, in the summer of 2021, because of the pandemic of Covid-19, as announced by a spokesperson.

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"The university is constantly adapting to the recommendations that are evolving," said a spokesman, " given that social distancing will continue to be necessary, the university has decided that there would be more face-to-face during the next academic year ". Because of the pandemic, all the teachings of the university, which has approximately 20 000 students, there are online since the month of march. The same goes for the exams.

Some classes may be "small groups"

It will be possible, however, that some courses are physically in the " small groups ", provided that the measures of distance can be put in place, said the spokesman. This announcement comes in the midst of controversy in the Uk about the reopening of part of the schools planned from the 1st June, contested by a number of local authorities. Before Cambridge, the university of Manchester had decided to extend the online courses in the first semester of the next academic year.

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With over 41 000 deaths related to the new coronavirus, more than 35 000 if one only takes into account the cases tested positive, the Uk is the second country in the world the hardest hit by the pandemic, after the United States.

Updated Date: 21 May 2020, 21:33

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