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Covid-19: After IIT-Madras virus cluster, faculties step up guard

After IIT-Madras reported a number of Covid-19 instances, universities and faculties within the metropolis have sprung into motion to hold out a actuality verify of precautionary measures put in place by them.
While some have screened their college students for Covid-19 signs, others are more likely to make a 14-day quarantine obligatory for his or her outstation college students.
Anna University’s College of Engineering, Guindy, and Madras Institute of Technology, Chromepet home greater than 1,200 college students after the state authorities allowed reopening lessons for closing yr UG college students final week.
“We have tested one student, who had fever, and isolated the entire block. The test results will be available tomorrow,” stated S Iniyan, dean, College of Engineering, Guindy.
CEG administration will organise a camp to check the scholars with signs. Hostel wardens gave counselling to the scholars on Monday.
N Mathivanan, registrar (incharge) of Madras University, stated the college had screened college students for after receiving details about Covid cluster at IIT Madras.
“We do not have any students with Covid symptoms at our hostels. We are closely monitoring the situation,” he stated.
SRM Institute of Science and Technology has opened the campus for medical, dental college students and analysis students not too long ago.
“Around 500 students are staying on the campus. Fortunately, there are no Covid cases on our campus. The reopening is expected only in January when next semester commences,” stated Sandeep Sancheti, vice-chancellor of SRMIST.