No less than 58 students from the Montpellier medical school have tested positive for the coronavirus.
The virus would have spread during a student party.
For its part, the university has decided to suspend part of its courses for a period of 15 days.
The Montpellier medical faculty suspended part of its courses on Tuesday, around sixty students having tested positive for Covid-19 after a student evening, we learned from concordant sources.
Among the students diagnosed positive, 51 are in second year and seven in third year, according to the Syndicat de combat universitaire de Montpellier (Scum).
This suspension was decided for a period of fifteen days during which the students will be able to follow their courses at a distance.
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A student night as a center of probable propagation
The virus would have spread during a student party, said the communication service of the University of Montpellier on which the faculty of medicine depends.
All students who test positive are asymptomatic.
At the same time, at the Institute of Business Administration (IAE), another component of the University of Montpellier, the suspected case of a student, who has not yet been tested, led the director to be placed in quarantine the entire promotion of third year.
All will also follow their courses at a distance.
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In a press release, the Scum deplores that at the University of Montpellier 3 - Paul Valéry, an entity different from the University of Montpellier, first year students had to follow "tight as sardines" pre-re-entry meetings " in overheated and crowded amphitheatres ".
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In its latest update, the Regional Health Agency reports 87 hospitalizations in progress, including 18 in intensive care in this department.