University member has been given the all clear after being tested for coronavirus.
Bath Time can exclusively reveal that the individual has tested negative for the virus – four days after entering a period of self-isolation.
The University confirmed at 16:35 today that “the coronavirus test result that we have been expecting has come back negative”. They added that, “obviously, we are very pleased for the individual concerned and we are very grateful to them for letting us know the outcome of their test”.
The individual, who wishes to remain anonymous, has shared their experience with Bath Time:
“The University have dealt with the situation really well, overall they seemed very prepared and have supported me through it. The security and wellbeing services were great at keeping me sane! Thank you to them.”
However, the University has been criticised by students for the length of time taken to release a statement on the results which has seemed to fuel fear about travelling to campus. This was heightened by fake videos circulating of individuals wearing hazmat suits on campus and rumours of the identity of the individual.
On their website, the University commented that “we continue to provide as much advice, care and support as we can to our University community”. They have also “reviewed cleaning arrangements, are using anti-viral products for hard surfaces, ensuring soap dispensers are well stocked and reminding people to observe good hand hygiene“.
The latest advice from PHE:
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