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IIT Kharagpur reports 20 new COVID cases on campus

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Posted on 16 Jan 2022
14:26 PM
Several states have been shutting down the offline classes due the sudden surge in covid cases.

Several states have been shutting down the offline classes due the sudden surge in covid cases. Source: Facebook

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Summary
The fresh cases include 12 faculty members and non-teaching staff
The institute has no plans to resume on-campus activities. Online classes will continue

More than 20 people, eight of them students, have tested positive for COVID-19 at the Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) Kharagpur.

Among those freshly infected, there are 12 faculty members and non-teaching staff.

Sixty COVID cases, including students and researchers, were reported on the IIT Kharagpur campus between January 1 and.

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“The fresh infections were reported in the last two-three days as the authorities have adopted a strategy of testing and tracing to contain the spread of the disease,” said Tamal Nath, registrar, IIT Kharagpur.

All the previous cases have recovered from the disease and are now either in isolation or have returned to normal activities. None of those who recovered from the coronavirus infection have left the campus, Nath said.

The newly infected patients have mild symptoms of COVID-19 and the on-campus medical care team is monitoring their condition regularly.

The institute has no plans to resume on-campus activities. Online classes will continue in view of the prevailing pandemic situation.

The institute had held its convocation ceremony on December 18 and started calling students back to the campus in phases after a gap of one-and-a-half years. But the recent spike in COVID cases has

Several states have been shutting down the offline classes due the sudden surge in covid cases. These states include West Bengal, Uttarpradesh, Delhi and Jharkhand.

Last updated on 16 Jan 2022
14:26 PM
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