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Sheffield becomes third university to shift to online classes

Outbreaks have been sweeping campuses and forcing students to isolate despite the new term only starting weeks ago

Students have today been dealt another blow after three of the country’s largest universities shifted to online classes in a desperate move to curb Covid outbreaks. 

More than 80 universities in the UK have reported at least 5,000 confirmed cases of Covid-19 among students and staff. 

Manchester University, where there have been more than 1,000 cases since September 21, and Manchester Metropolitan University have today shifted to virtual learning. 

The University of Sheffield, where more than 500 students and staff have tested positive since the start of term, will also move to online lectures from Friday.

This comes as more than 300 students and eight members of staff at the University of Birmingham have tested positive for Covid, it was revealed today. 

The University area of Exeter last night leapt into the top ten of areas in England with positive cases with a rise…

Sheffield becomes third university to shift to online classes

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