Uva Wellassa Uni closed after outbreak of chickenpox

The Uva Wellassa University had been closed yesterday (13) until further notice after a large number of students contracted chickenpox, Vice Chancellor of the University Lal Rathnasekera said.

He said that around 27 students who were staying in university hostels and another eight students, had contracted the disease in the last three days.

Since chickenpox was highly contagious and there was a possibility of a large number of others contracting the disease.

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