The party was ultimately short-lived. While the students of this university in Reims (Marne) were celebrating their return, the health crisis hit the establishment hard. 23 positive cases for Covid-19 have been identified. Faced with the risk of an even wider spread of the virus, the establishment closed its doors for a week. The courses will now take place remotely.
A great wave of screening has started in Reims. These contaminations could have started during a student party in a brewery located in front of the university. 50 people were expected, but ultimately nearly 200 students gathered, not necessarily respecting the barrier gestures despite the instructions announced by the officials of the student office. In total in France, nearly a dozen student epidemic outbreaks have been identified. In Bordeaux (Gironde) and Marseille (Bouches-du-Rhône), student parties are now prohibited.
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