SunstarTV Bureau: As many as two hostel boarders of the Ravenshaw University in Odisha’s Cuttack city have tested positive for COVID-19, reports stated.
In view of the fresh COVID-19 cases, UG and PG examinations, which were scheduled to be conducted by the university from March 25, have been postponed.
With this, detection of COVID-19 cases from educational institutions in Odisha continues unflagging as four school students– three of a private school and one of Kendriya Vidyalaya-I– have tested positive for COVID-19 in state capital, report stated.
The three students of the private school are hostel boarders and have been asked to vacate the hostel. Their swab samples were earlier collected for test after they developed COVID-19 symptoms.
A team of the Bhubaneswar Municipal Corporation (BMC) visited the school to take stock of the situation. COVID-19 test of all inmates of the particular hostel will be carried out. If necessary, testing of inmates of four other hostels of the school will be conducted, a BMC official said, adding that the hostels and school campus will be sanitized.
On the other hand, the student of KV-I who contracted the virus had appeared for pre-board exams with other students in a classroom. All students present in the classroom and their parents have been asked by school authorities to undergo isolation.
COVID-19 test of the students and their parents will be carried out after collection of their swab samples.