COVID strikes IIT Madras campus, 12 students test positive
12 students of Indian Institute of Technology, IIT Madras have tested positive for COVID-19. State Health Secretary Radhakrishnan stated that out of the 18 people that were tested, a total of 12 have tested positive. Students are still being tested for infection and contact tracing in the IIT Chennai Campus is underway.
As per the latest updates, the 12 students who tested positive have been quarantined in one place until their recovery. As of now, the health condition for all 12 people is stable.
The Health Secretary of Tamil Nadu has directed the process of contact tracing. “We have ordered saturation tests and 385 samples taken today. Balance about 1500 samples will be taken in the next two days,” he stated.Yesterday, April 20, 2022, 3 students tested positive for COVID-19 and today, 9 more students tested positive. In a press conference, the state health minister has stated that contact tracing has begun to detect more cases at the campus if there are any.
Steps are being taken to follow all COVID-19 protocol. The Tamil Nadu health secretary Radhakrishan visited the campus today to discuss the steps begin taken for the prevention and control of COVID-19 spreading in IIT Madras.
All students have been instructed to wear masks at all times and maintain social distancing. Students have also been told to submit themselves for testing if they feel any symptoms of coronavirus. While the infection rate in Tamil Nadu stands at 0.87 percent, the cases are gradually increasing.