Biomedical Sciences students adapt to the new ‘normal’ in labs

Phelelani Khomo

To ensure that all the government protocols were adhered to, the Department of Biomedical Sciences is leading by example in preparing its labs in line with guidelines to stop the spread of the Coronavirus. The department has also segmented its students into small manageable groups.

Phelelani Khomo, Control Technician at the Department, said they identified risk areas and took the necessary steps in line with the COVID-19 safety requirements. “One of the steps we took was to use bigger lecture venues so that there will be enough space between the students,” said Phelelani.

Students continue to take the threat of the virus seriously and have adapted to the new situation. Being close to their friends or sharing utensils has become a thing of the past.