UL to start high visibility patrols on campus after a spike in Covid-19 cases – thejournal.ie

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GARDAÍ WILL BE conducting high visibility patrols every evening around the University of Limerick (UL) due to concerns about student gatherings, according to the President of the university.

The move comes after the university began mass testing their students, to manage an outbreak of Covid-19 among the student population earlier this week.

UL’s President, Professor Kerstin Mey made the announcement on Twitter this afternoon, saying that it was being brought in due to the concerns over students mixing and gathering in groups.

“To the small minority of students who still believe there is no harm in continuing to gather – you are endangering yourselves, your friends, your families, your community and your university,” said Professor Mey.

In light of increasing concerns about student gatherings in the private housing estates near UL and given the rising number of

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