In a statement issued by the university, the student arrived at the airport on Thursday. He was allegedly allowed to go to Makhanda instead of being taken to the mandatory quarantine site for all arrivals.
The student’s housemates have been isolated at their residence.
The university’s vice-chancellor, Professor Sizwe Mabizela, has called for calm and strict adherence to the prescribed standards in dealing with the Covid-19 pandemic.
“Each of us as individual citizens have to play an active role in adhering to the national guidelines in line with the declaration of the national state of disaster. We must stake it as our civic duty to protect one another, not just in compliance with what is prescribed, but as part of our responsibility to one another,” Mabizela said.