are on the campus and most of those who were infected were residents of Krishna and Jamuna hostels.
On December 6, five had tested positive for the virus. In the next days, five more tested positive in Krishna Hostel. After that inmates of Krishan hostel were asked to go into quarantine and everybody was asked to undergo a test, the scholar added.
Meanwhile, IIT-M has decided to shutdown all its departments, centres and asked their staff to work from home and anyone with the symptoms like fever, dry cough, sore throat, diarrhoea, loss of taste/smell, or any other symptoms have been requested to get in touch with the hospital officials.
The post graduate students, research scholars and others have been asked to be confined to their rooms with arrangements made to deliver food to their rooms.
IIT in a statement said the Institute has been functioning on limited capacity with only 10 per cent students staying in the hostels.
After the rising cases were reported by some students, the institute consulted with the civic authorities and arranged for testing of all the students.
IIT-M is permitting research scholars on experimental work to return to the campus but with a 14-day quarantine and Covid testing. “Our capacity to quarantine (with room service) is limited, and this limits the rate at which we can bring back scholars to the hostels,” said the management.
“We will attempt to increase our capacity to quarantine returning students since the government is releasing the hostels they took custody of to quarantine Covid patients during the past seven months,” said in the statement.
Jitan Ram Manjhi tests positive for Covid-19
Former Bihar Chief Minister Jitan Ram Manjhi has tested positive for Covid-19 following which Hindustani Awam Morcha (HAM) national executive meeting has been put off.
According to a statement issued by HAM on Monday, its septuagenarian founding president was convalescing after testing positive for the coronavirus.