’52 IIT Jodhpur trainees test positive for corona throughout the week’

A total of 52 IIT-Jodhpur trainees have actually checked positive for coronavirus infection over the recently following their go back to the institute to attend useful classes, an authorities said on Saturday.The trainees, most of them from Gujarat and Odisha, had actually returned to the institute to attend their compulsory laboratory sessions after going through online classes in their house towns, he included.

All these Covid-positive students have been quarantined and made to stay in one of the hostels on the IIT school, an IIT spokesperson stated, including all anti-Covid precautions are being taken.

Two hostel buildings have actually been booked for keeping the trainees and staff, both academic and non-academic, after the contact-tracing of the positive trainees, representative Amardeep Sharma said.He said with the coronavirus infection again increasing, the IIT administration began taking utmost precaution to keep the school devoid of the infection amidst the trainees returning to the campus.”We made sure that every trainee coming from house went to a designated isolation ward straight from the primary gate, where the swab samples of students with signs were taken and sent out to AIIMS for the tests,” stated Sharma.”If the samples tested favorable, we sent out the trainee directly to the super-isolation ward from the isolation ward for the next 2 week,” he added.Considering the seriousness of the scenario, Jodhpur Divisional Commissioner Rajesh Sharma and Deputy Director (Medical & Health) Sunil Kumar Bisht visited the campus on Saturday afternoon and examined the scenario and plans undertaken by the IIT administration.”We have asked for a mandatory 10-day quarantine for every trainee coming from home and have actually also provided instructions for random tasting of the personnel,” stated Sharma.He stated as the trainees from hostels have been reported positive, directions of contact tracing have also been released to the IIT administration.IIT, Jodhpur has 11 hostel structures on its campus and with students can be found in stockpiles for practical sessions, the administration has actually been taking every possible step to keep the scenario under control, he added.

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