- All classes shift in online mode
- Many people on campus found Kovid positive
School-College Covid 19 Update: A total of 18 faculty members, staff and students have been found corona infected at the Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) Jammu. Since then, all the classes in the campus have been shifted to online mode. According to the agency, IIT Jammu has said that it is conducting COVID-19 tests from time to time amid a spurt in infection.
In the RT-PCR test conducted on 300 people on campus last week, 18 faculty members, staff and students have been found to be infected with the corona virus. All have been kept in quarantine as per protocol and are being continuously monitored by the medical unit. IIT Jammu in its statement said that the campus has been completely sanitized.
Most of the campus students had gone home due to the December semester break. Now IIT Jammu will conduct all the classes online after the infection cases and the staff and faculty members will continue to work from home till further instructions. It has been told in the issued statement that everyone in the campus is fully vaccinated.
Meanwhile, the COVID Task Force met here on Wednesday under the chairmanship of Chief Secretary Arun Kumar Mehta and reviewed the public health response and various measures for effective prevention of infection in Jammu and Kashmir. Noting that Omicron is considered less dangerous but more contagious than the delta variant responsible for the second wave, the Chief Secretary appealed to the public to exercise caution.
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