Corona blast in IIT Jodhpur, 70 students infected so far; 60 active cases

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People including teachers, teachers and staff of IIT Jodhpur in Rajasthan have tested COVID positive. According to officials, around 70 people from the campus have come in contact with the novel coronavirus.

Deputy Chief Medical Health Officer P. Singh said that “Around March 11, some persons infected with COVID-19 came here. They were from tribal villages of Chandigarh, Gujarat and Jaipur. Then cases started escalating.” In his statement, he further stated that about 65–70 people have tested positive of which 55–60 cases are active. He also said that no serious cases have been reported. Block G3 declared a micro-contribution zone on the campus. Most of the positive students came from their homes in Chandigarh, Gujarat and Jaipur. Authorities have now extended samples, so contact can be traced. Even the contracted number of people with the virus has students. Police and medical department have been alerted amidst increasing cases.

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

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