88 Students At IIT Roorkee Test COVID Positive

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Dehradun: Five hostels have been sealed following 88 students of the prestigious Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) Roorkee in Uttarakhand’s Haridwar district testing positive for coronavirus, IANS quoted an institute official as saying on Thursday.

Sonika Shirivastva, a spokesperson of the institute, said all the 88 students have been kept in the Ganga hostel within the IIT premises, which has been converted into a special COVID care centre.

“These students are being kept under the observation of the Haridwar medical officials,” said Shrivastva.

However, there is no disruption in the online classes of the institute, she was quoted as saying. Shrivastva added that the institute was strictly adhering to all the COVID-19 guidelines of the state government. “We are very strict on covid guidelines,” she said.

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