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Punjab: Patiala's Law University campus declared containment zone after 60 students test COVID positive

The students, who tested COVID positive, had reportedly showed mild symptoms

Punjab: Patialas Law University campus declared containment zone after 60 students test COVID positive
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The campus of Rajiv Gandhi National University of Law (RGNUL) in Punjab's Patiala has been declared a containment zone after 60 students tested COVID positive.

The students, who tested COVID positive, had reportedly showed mild symptoms.

In view of the COVID cases, the university has now urged students to vacate the hostels by May 10 to slow the spread of the infection.

Forty-six cases of COVID-19 were reported at the Rajiv Gandhi National University of Law in Patiala in Punjab on Wednesday, taking the total number of cases to 60.

Students, who were infected with COVID, had reportedly showed mild symptoms and they were kept in isolation.

The students at the Patiala's law university have now been asked to vacate the hostels by May 10.

Authorities have declared the university campus a containment zone, the only one in Patiala district.

Health officials have been rushed to the university to assess the situation.

The number of cases are expected to rise as several farewell parties were organised on the campus without following the safety protocols, said an official.

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