Two More IIT Kharagpur Students Found Corona Positive

Two More IIT Kharagpur Students Found Corona Positive On Saturday

Two more IIT Kharagpur students and a hostel workers have tested positive for COVID-19, a top institute official said on Tuesday. While one scholar had tested positive for COVID-19 on August 19 and was sent to Kolkata, the swab samples of two of his hostel mates and the mess employees have been also sent for the take a look at by the authorities, IIT Kharagpur Registrar B N Singh informed PTI.

The reports of the three, including the staff, confirmed that they have also been infected by the contagion. Singh said all the four were taken to a hospital in Kolkata and they are in stable condition.

"They did not show any symptoms but we did not take any chance and got them admitted," he said. Altogether seven students were staying in the hostel but the rest were not infected by the virus.

The institute has decided to seal the hostel constructing where the students have been staying. IIT Kharagpur had in June requested all college students, who received stranded due to lockdown, to leave the campus by June 30 and return two months later for the next semester, however just a few of them remained there.

The institute had asked those who remained in the hostel even after the June notice, "to vacate the halls (hostels) by August 23 and proceed to their hometowns."

IIT Kharagpur has asked students not to come to campus until further notice and asserted that virtual classes will be conducted from September.

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