Rajasthan's IIT Jodhpur campus people tests COVID positive

Rajasthan's IIT Jodhpur people including students, teachers, and staff have tested COVID positive. Nearly 70 people from campus have come in contact with novel coronavirus, according to the authorities.

The Deputy Chief Medical Health Officer P Singh said that "Around March 11, some persons infected with COVID-19 had come here. They were from tribal villages Chandigarh, Gujarat, and Jaipur. Then the cases started increasing." In his statement, he further added that almost 65-70 people have tested positive so far of which 55-60 cases are active. He also told that no serious cases are reported. Block G3 on campus declared a micro-containment zone. Most of the positive students came from their houses in Chandigarh, Gujarat, and Jaipur. The authorities have now increased the sampling, so contact tracing can be done. Even in the contracted number of people from the virus are students. The police and medical department have been alert amid the rising cases. 

In the meanwhile, Jodhpur Divisional Commissioner Rajesh Sharma and Deputy Director (Medical & Health) Sunil Kumar Bisht visited the campus to review the situation and arrangements undertaken by the IIT administration. Talking about the condition of the state, Rajasthan has 11,738 active COVID-19 cases, including 1,254 cases reported in the last 24 hours. 

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