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April 14, 2021

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COVID-19 scare at IIT Patna, 18 students test positive

COVID-19 scare at IIT Patna, 18 college students check constructive | Information

Patna: The second wave of COVID-19 appears to have come again with a vengeance because it continues to wreak havoc throughout numerous states. It has now struck the Indian Institute of Expertise (IIT) Patna the place as many as 18 college students have examined constructive.
The registrar of IIT Patna mentioned that two college students returned to the campus after the Holi holidays on Sunday and examined constructive for the virus.
Following this, the authorities performed checks of all college students who got here in touch with the 2. Because it turned out, 16 extra college students had been examined constructive.
“As per the Covid protocols, we performed RT-PCR check on these two college students and their reviews returned constructive. Following that, we performed 41 extra checks on college students staying within the hostel the place the duo stayed. Of those, 16 reviews returned constructive on Tuesday,” the registrar was quoted as saying by IANS.
“Now we have transformed the hostel right into a quarantine centre. Moreover, we’ve got additionally turned the tutorial constructing right into a quarantine facility for the suspected college students. Instructional actions on the campus have been suspended for every week,” he added.
The second wave of Covid-19 is spreading at a fast tempo in Bihar with the state reporting 935 new instances throughout 38 districts within the final 24 hours.
Earlier, Amrit Pratyay, the principal well being secretary of Bihar, had mentioned that the well being division had performed 72,418 checks until Monday night, of which 935 had been discovered to be constructive throughout the state.
“The second wave of Corona is spreading at a extra fast tempo as in comparison with final yr. It’s extra harmful than Section 1. Now we have added 10 ICU beds in AIIMS Patna, taking the whole variety of ICU beds to 30. Furthermore, we’ve got additionally added 100 extra beds on the
 Patna Medical School and Hospital (PMCH) and Nalanda Medical School and Hospital (NMCH),” Pratyay mentioned.
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