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Updated on: Friday, January 14, 2022, 01:14 PM IST

FPJ-Ed: IIT Hyd students who tested positive for covid were fully vaccinated

The Indian Institute of Technology Hyderabad students who tested positive for Covid-19 in the last few days had taken both doses of the vaccine, officials said.
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The Indian Institute of Technology Hyderabad students who tested positive for Covid-19 in the last few days had taken both doses of the vaccine, officials said.

As many as 120 students and staff have tested positive for the virus during the last one week on the campus located at Kandi in Sangareddy district.

IITH officials announced on Thursday that only double-vaccinated students were allowed on campus to combat the spread of Covid.

"We have 112 positive cases among the students at the moment. All of them have been isolated into separate isolation areas. Almost all the reported cases are either mild or asymptomatic and are showing good signs of recovery within 4-5 days," a statement said.

IITH currently has 211 rooms for isolation, and this number will be increased based on the requirement.

The institute has suspended all offline activities and the semester is being conducted in completely online mode.

Around 600 unaffected students have already vacated the campus. The authorities are in the process of converting the vacated hostel blocks into isolation facilities.

Six well-qualified medical doctors and nine staff nurses are serving the IITH community 24x7 on a rotation basis. Four additional staff nurses have been recruited exclusively for monitoring the Covid cases, the statement said.

Food and medicines for all the Covid-affected students are being delivered directly by the attenders following the necessary Covid protocols.

Primary and secondary contacts of those testing positive are being quarantined for two days and are being advised to undergo testing if symptomatic, it said.

IITH said that strict restrictions are imposed at entry and exit gates to contain the virus spread.

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Published on: Friday, January 14, 2022, 01:14 PM IST
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