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Odisha: GIET University Closed For 3 Days After Covid-19 Cases Detected In Campus

Rayagada: The Gandhi Institute of Engineering and Technology University (GIET University) at Gunupur in the district has been closed for three days following detection Covid-19 cases in the campus.

The varsity will remain closed till April 10 from today, a letter issued by the University registrar stated.

The decision to close the campus was taken following an order from the Sub-collector, Gunupur, it added.

The closure of the campus would help curbing the spread of the virus as restrictions have been imposed on the entry and exit.

Students and staff staying outside can’t enter the varsity premises, the registrar said.

Those who are staying inside the campus have been advised to cooperate with the medical team.

However, all essential services will continue as usual, the letter read.

In March, the campus of Xavier Institute of Management, Bhubaneswar (XIMB) had been sealed after 28 staff and students had tested positive for COVID-19.

Similarly, Cuttack Municipal Corporation CMC had ordered shut down of a private college in Cuttack city after 25 students and staff had tested positive last month.

The Bhubaneswar Municipal Corporation (BMC) had sealed the ALLEN Coaching Institute at Maitree Vihar in Bhubaneswar after the detection of 25 cases from its hostels.

Some students from IIT-Bhubaneswar were also found to have infected with the virus.

(Edited By Rashmi Ranjan Mohanty)

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