Trump pushes US universities to reopen

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Donald Trump at MSNBC news channel

US President Donald Trump has urged universities to reopen their campuses, despite reports of COVID-19 cluster outbreaks among students across the country.

The virus is very dangerous for older people, “but for university students, the likelihood of severe illness is less than or equal to the risk of the seasonal flu”, Xinhua news agency quoted Trump as saying to CNBC news on Thursday.

However, some universities are rethinking their plans to reopen for the fall semester after several outbreaks emerged soon after students returned to campus.

The universities, including the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, the University of Notre Dame, and Michigan State University, have decided in succession to halt the majority of in-person classes for the fall.

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