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Vikash Sharma

Sambalpur: Four more staff of Veer Surendra Sai University of Technology (VSSUT) in Burla tested positive for COVID-19, informed the district administration officials on Saturday.

The four employees of VSSUT are male and asymptomatic. All of them have been shifted to the dedicated COVID facility and further contact tracing is underway, said a senior official.

Earlier, a lady lecturer of VSSUT had tested positive for COVID-19. The concerned lecturer’s husband, who was a senior official of NALCO, had died of COVID-19.

The concerned lecturer is now undergoing treatment at COVID hospital in Cuttack. Following the detection of the positive case, a massive contact tracing was undertaken and the varsity was sanitised.

Following detection of four new COVID-19 cases, VSSUT authorities today decided to close the varsity till July 11.

“In pursuance to COVID-19 rule, the university will remain closed till July 11 for evolved COVID contamination situation. Further, all are instructed to remain in the headquarter, failing which disciplinary proceeding as per OCS (CC&A) rules 1962 as well as penalty will be imposed," a VSSUT notification read.

The VSSUT employees have been directed to remain in headquarters. Similarly, the employees, who are currently outside headquarters, have been directed to report to the Registrar about their arrival and stay in self-quarantine for a period of 14 days, the notification read.

(Edited By Pradeep Singh)


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