IIT Guwahati: Over 60 Test Covid-19 Positive, Restrictions Imposed


Dispur: The Indian Institute of Technology’s Guwahati campus has been declared a containment zone after over 60 people from the campus tested positive for COVID-19.

“North Guwahati Revenue Circle has submitted a report on IIT Guwahati, where 60 persons were sick and tested positive for Covid-19 with details of their place of stay and their boundaries,” according to a statement by the authority on Wednesday.

“North Guwahati Police Station will prepare the list of persons who came with direct contact or indirectly to the above mentioned affected person during the event of their recent history and ensure sample collection of all the contracted personnel (directly or indirectly) by deploying the medical persons,” it added.

“It should also be ensured that the confirmed case be isolated and given medical care,” stated the press release.

“Ms. Rashmi Pratap, ACS, Circle Officer, North Guwahati Rev. Circle, will ensure that the orders promulgated under containment zone are strictly followed and no law and order situation arise thereof,” according to the statement.

“She will also monitor the entire situation and ensure that proper facilities like food, sanitizers, health check-ups, collection of samples, etc. go on unhindered,” as per the statement.

Earlier on Wednesday, Assam reported 591 new Covid-19 cases and 4 deaths during the last 24 hours.

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