Assam : Over 50 Cases Of COVID-19 Detected In IIT-Guwahati; Strict Restrictions Imposed

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More than 50 people, including students and a faculty member of IIT-Guwahati have reportedly been tested positive for COVID-19 over the last 6 days, i.e., since December 31, 2021, thereby leading the authorities to re-impose slew measures on the campus, as informed by an official on Wednesday.

The Dean-PR of IIT-Guwahati, Parmeshwar Iyer asserted that almost 99% of the cases were detected in people who returned back to the campus after holidays from outside the northeastern state of Assam.

“More than 50 cases of COVID-19 have been detected on the campus since December 31. Among them are a faculty member and five members of his family, and another staff member. The rest are students,” he told PTI.

Except for the faculty member and his family, all the patients are lodged at the quarantine centre at the institute’s guest house on the campus, Iyer said.

“As the faculty member’s parents, mother-in-law and young son tested positive, they preferred to be hospitalized. They are currently undergoing treatment at the Gauhati Medical College and Hospital,” he said.

“We are closely monitoring the situation and taking all necessary measures. The district authorities have provided us with extra resources to augment the testing process,” he added.

Restrictions have been imposed in the hostels, which makes it mandatory for the students to take permission before leaving, Iyer said. However, “no new students are being allowed to enter the campus until further notice,” he added.

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