Roorkee, 9/4: In the latest development, a total of 90 students have tested positive for COVID-19 at IIT Roorkee in the last few days, IIT Roorkee media cell in-charge Sonika Srivastava has said.
The Haridwar district administration on Wednesday declared five hostels at IIT Roorkee as containment zones. The IIT Roorkee administration has directed students to isolate themselves in their rooms and has turned one of its hostels into a COVID-19 care center, the institute’s media cell in-charge Sonika Srivastava said.
“These students have been kept under observation,” Sonika Srivastava said. Five hostels have been sealed. However, online classes of the institute have not been disrupted, she added. Srivastava made it clear that the institute was strictly adhering to all the COVID-19 guidelines of the state government.
“The institute has about three thousand students, of which around 1,200 students live in these five hostels. At present, all students are being treated in hostels. The students who were preparing to come to the IITs, have been stopped till the next orders. All the students present on the premises have been instructed to take precautions,” said Sonika Srivastava.
Three buildings on its campus, including Katley Bhawan, Sarojini Bhawan, and Kasturba Hostel, have been declared containment zones, the control room officials said.