10 students at IIT Bhubaneswar test positive for COVID-19

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The institute has made mandatory the RT-PCR test and 15 days quarantine for all students

IIT Bhubaneswar, on Sunday, reported 10 positive COVID-19 students at its campus, subsequent to which the institute has postponed the arrival of next batch of students, which was scheduled for April 4. 

“All 10 students are now in the isolation centre of the institute and are being taken care of. In view of the positive cases upon entry, the Institute postponed the arrival of the next batch of students scheduled for April 4, 2021,” IIT said in a statement on Sunday. Also Read: Trials of another COVID-19 vaccine ‘Covovax’ begins in India, says Adar Poonawalla

IIT Bhubaneswar, meanwhile, has made mandatory the RT-PCR test and 15 days quarantine for all students who are returning to the campus from across the country. 

“During the quarantining period, the student health is monitored and food is delivered in the isolated room of a student. While in the first three batches, there was not even a single COVID case reported, in the fourth batch that arrived at the quarantine center of the institute during 20-22 of this month, three students’ test reports with COVID-19 positive status were received late after arrival. All in the entire floor of the quarantine center were tested and seven more students (mainly because of traveling/contacting the first three) were found positive,” the institute said. Also Read: Mumbai Police collects Rs 4 crore fine from people not wearing masks

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