• India
More

    IIT Madras COVID-19 cases cross 190, govt orders testing in all colleges

    Must Read

    OSD interacted with relatives of patients and doctors at SSG Vadodara

    Said continuously tries to address the issues between them Officer on Special...

    Covid 19 cases reached 53400 in Vadodara after 954 new cases on Monday

    Total 759 discharged from hospital taking the total to 42769 Witnessing a slight decline...

    Indian Naval ship Trikand arrives at Mumbai as part of operation Samudra Setu 2

    As part of Operation Samudra Setu II, Indian Naval Ship Trikand was deployed to augment shipment of Liquid...

    Media reports claimed that eight more resident students of IIT Madras had tested positive for COVID-19 on Wednesday. This takes the total number of COVID-19 cases recorded at the institution to 191 since it reopened on December 1.

    Meanwhile, six students at the Anna University’s College of Engineering (Guindy campus) in Chennai have also tested positive. The institution conducted tests after two resident students complained of fever.

    S Iniyan, dean, College of Engineering, said the six students who tested positive are asymptomatic. “500 samples were taken yesterday and 200 more samples will be taken today. The students who tested positive for Covid-19 showed no symptoms. We are hoping that they will recover soon”, he said.

    S Iniyan added saying “There is no compulsion for students (for physical presence in the classroom) at all. If they wish to attend classes online, they can do that. We are not taking any attendance. We are following all the safety precautions issued by the government.”

    Amid the surge in COVID-19 cases, the Tamil Nadu government has ordered testing at all colleges and universities.

    Tamil Nadu Health Secretary Dr J. Radhakrishnan inspected the IIT Madras campus on Wednesday. He was quoted by the sources saying, “We have been telling this, again and again, not wearing masks could increase the risk of getting infected by the virus. While eating, we need to remove masks and hence we should make sure we maintain social distancing. Few small mistakes will cause great danger…”

    On Tuesday, Radhakrishnan warned institutions of action under The Epidemic Diseases Act and the Tamil Nadu Public Health Act, if they violated government orders.

    Action would be taken if they become responsible for the virus spread, he said.

    Instances like students gathering in classrooms without following physical distancing and giving a go by to wearing masks or crowding in dining halls must be avoided, he said.

    LEAVE A REPLY

    Please enter your comment!
    Please enter your name here

    This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.

    Latest News

    Amitabh Bachchan donates Rs 2 crore to COVID-19 care facility in Delhi

    Amitabh Bachchan has donated Rs 2 crore to Sri Guru Tegh Bahadur COVID Care Centre at the...

    Covid 19 cases reached 53400 in Vadodara after 954 new cases on Monday

    Total 759 discharged from hospital taking the total to 42769 Witnessing a slight decline the number of positive cases...

    Indian Naval ship Trikand arrives at Mumbai as part of operation Samudra Setu 2

    As part of Operation Samudra Setu II, Indian Naval Ship Trikand was deployed to augment shipment of Liquid Medical Oxygen (LMO) cryogenic containers...

    Two Indian Air Force IL-76s airlifted 4 Cryogenic Oxygen Containers from Jakarta, Indonesia and landed at Vizag

    An IAF C17 airlifted Zeolite (Respiratory Oxygen raw material) from Frankfurt to Mumbai.  Two other C17s are bringing 02 Oxygen Generators from...

    Huge fire broke out in ST bus carrying passengers from Vadodara to Ahmedabad

    Fortunately 29 passengers including the driver ran to safety in time A huge fire broke out in an ST...

    More Articles Like This

    - Advertisement -