Karnataka: Manipal Institute Of Technology Campus Declared Containment Zone
Karnataka: Manipal Institute Of Technology Campus Declared Containment Zone Due To Rise In COVID-19 cases
Karnataka: Manipal Institute Of Technology Campus has been declared a containment zone. The development comes after 59 cases were reported from the campus. The decision was taken by the Udipi Health administration in Karnataka. 59 cases of coronavirus were reported on the campus between 11 and 16 March. Of these, 27 people were found Covid positive on 17 March.
Karnataka Health Minister Dr Sudhakar said the students will be isolated, monitored, tracked, and tested.
District Health Officer Dr Sudhidra Chandra Suda said, “33 people in tested positive for Covid-19 in Udupi district yesterday out of which 27 were from MIT. Most students who tested positive are from other states. Some first contacts with the Covid-19 positive have also tested positive. The district health administration has declared the campus as a containment zone.”
Chandra Suda further added, “Of the 59 cases reported from the MIT campus since March 11, 42 positive results were obtained on Monday and Tuesday alone. More students, faculty, and others residing on the campus will be tested. Only faculty and essential staff will be allowed into the campus with proper identification. The restrictions have only been imposed on the campus of the Manipal Institute of Technology and not on other educational institutions. ”
The MIT administration has decided to conduct all theory classes online and defer the laboratory and practical classes.
Karnataka reported 1,275 new COVID-19 cases and four deaths in the last 24 hours. Cumulatively 9,63,614 Covid-19 positive cases have been confirmed in the state, which includes 12,,407 deaths.