Gauhati University to remain shut amid Covid-19 cases found in the campus

Gauhati University to remain shut amid Covid-19 cases found in the campus

After several students at Gauhati University were found to be COVID-19 positive during a routine screening in accordance with state health department rules, the university's officials decided to close hostels and halt courses for five days starting Wednesday as a precautionary measure.

According to reports, all of the COVID instances were discovered in the university's dorms. According to sources, at least ten of the sick pupils are boarders at AT-10 dormitory, and the area has been deemed a seven-day quarantine zone.

"In light of the COVID-19 incidents, we are taking all necessary precautions, including sanitizing the hostel." "The remaining dormitory residents will also be subjected to RT-PCR tests in accordance with the rules," a district administration official said.

According to an official notification, university administrators have also canceled the cultural activity set on Tuesday due to the discovery of COVID-19 cases among several university hostel residents.

"Furthermore, from December 15 to 19, 2021, all university hostels will be closed as a precaution." Furthermore, from December 15 to December 19, 2021, all classes will be suspended. Outsiders are not permitted to enter during this time. The university's registrar noted in the notification that "the offices shall operate with the bare minimum of functionality."

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