IIT Bhubaneswar: 10 students positive COVID-19 | StepInCollege

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IIT Bhubaneswar postponed next year’s batch: After ten students tested positive for COVID-19, the Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) Bhubaneswar has decided to postpone the arrival of the next batch of students scheduled for April 4. "All ten students have been housed in the institute's isolation center and are receiving care.  The Institute has postponed the arrival of the next batch of students scheduled for April 4, 2021, due to positive cases upon entry "On Sunday, IIT released a statement. According to the institute's statement, the campus has been COVID-free since September 2020, with the exception of five cases in September 2020 and some currently in the isolated quarantine center.

IIT Bhubaneswar COVID positive 10 students

Students were brought to campus in stages, with around 50% of senior undergraduate and postgraduate students on campus so far, and 100% of research students. The RT-PCR examination and 15 days of quarantining have also been made mandatory for all students returning to campus from across the country at IIT Bhubaneswar. "Food is delivered to a student's isolated room during the quarantining time, and the student's health is monitored." Although no COVID cases were identified in the first three batches, three students' test reports with COVID-19 positive status were received late after arrival in the fourth batch, which arrived at the institute's quarantine center on the 20th and 22nd of this month.

Students were in quarantine center: Both students on the quarantine center's entire floor were screened, and seven more students (due to travel/contact with the first three) were found to be positive." Odisha has 1,650 active Covid-19 cases, according to the state government's health department website. The total number of cases in the state is 3,40,194. There have been 3,36,571 recoveries, with 1,920 deaths recorded by Covid.

Official announcement has been made: Following the discovery of cases on campus, IIT Bhubaneswar released an official statement confirming the findings and providing an update on the infected students' health. “All ten students are now in the institute's isolation center and are being cared for,” according to a statement released on March 28th, Sunday. The Institute has postponed the arrival of the next batch of students scheduled for April 4th, 2021, due to positive cases upon entry.” Except for five cases in September 2020, the IIT Bhubaneswar campus has remained COVID-free, according to the release.

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