IIT-Madras COVID tally rises to 182 after 11 more test positive on campus
The tally of COVID-19 cases continues to rise at the Indian Institute of Technology (IIT)-Madras campus
The tally of COVID-19 cases continues to rise at the Indian Institute of Technology (IIT)-Madras campus, after another 11 people tested positive taking the total number of positive cases in the area to 182, Dr J Radhakrishnan, Tamil Nadu Health Secretary, said on Friday.
The Health Secretary urged the people in the area to maintain calm and conveyed that though the college campus is still open, the government along with campus authorities are trying their best to ensure that the COVID cluster does not spread to the other places from the university.
The authorities have also urged people to maintain COVID appropriate behaviour and get themselves tested in case they observe any COVID-19-related symptoms.
They also asked people to wear masks while stepping out of their houses and to maintain social distancing in public places.