News Desk,8 April (Sky News Bureau)
Nearly 88 students at the prestigious Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) Roorkee in Uttarakhand’s Haridwar district have tested positive for coronavirus.
According to Sonika Shirivastva, an institute spokesperson, all 88 students have been housed in the Ganga hostel on the IIT campus, which has been transformed into a special Covid care centre.
“These students are being kept under the observation of the Haridwar medical officials,” said Shrivastva. Nearly five hostels have been sealed. However, there is no disruption in the online classes of the institute, she said.
Shrivastva made it clear that the institute was strictly adhering to all the Covid-19 guidelines of the state government. “We are very strict on covid guidelines,” she said.