Published: August 21, 2020 5:56:01 am
IIT-Kharagpur has requested college students to vacate hostels by August 23 after considered one of them examined constructive for Covid-19 on Wednesday. At current, 200 to 250 college students reside within the campus residence halls.
In a notification posted on Wednesday, the authorities additionally introduced that the residence halls could be sealed. “In view of a Covid-19 constructive case detected in one of many halls, and because the pupil took dinner within the personal mess, we’re compelled to seal all of the halls of residence. Accordingly, all college students who’re presently staying within the campus should vacate the halls newest by August 23 and proceed to their hometowns,” learn the discover.
IIT-Kharagpur Registrar BN Singh informed The Indian Express that the contaminated pupil had been despatched to Kolkata. “The pupil was staying in considered one of our hostels. He was staying with 5 to 6 different college students in all the corridor. He has been despatched to Kolkata for therapy. Meanwhile all halls have been sealed. We really feel that the remainder of the scholars in that corridor haven’t been contaminated. However we are going to perform sanitisation work in each corridor,” he mentioned.
Earlier, the faculty administration had requested its college students to not return to the campus for the following semester as lessons can be held on-line from September.
“We don’t wish to endanger the well being of our kids and workers. Therefore, we’ve requested the mother and father to not ship their wards to the institute until requested,” mentioned a senior official.
According to him, the institute will comply with the advisories of the state and central governments on reopening campuses.
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