Published: 18th March 2020
IIT Roorkee's quarantined student tested negative for COVID-19
Four out of eight students, who were earlier quarantined have returned to the hostel. The remaining four students will be kept in isolation until March 20
The 26 -year old student of IIT Roorkee who had returned from Japan has tested negative for the Covid-19 disease. The student is a research scholar of the Physics department. He had returned from Japan on March 3, 2020.
Four out of eight students, who were earlier quarantined have returned to the hostel. The remaining four students will be kept in isolation until March 20. With the rapid increase in Covid-19, IIT Roorkee has taken measures to reduce transmission risk and has suspended all classes, conferences, seminars, workshops etc. in the institute till March 31, 2020.
All necessary precautions in the larger interest of the institute community are taken against the disease with proper sanitization, as per the Advisories of the government. All travellers who have returned from abroad have been placed under quarantine to avoid the chances of any infection. The test was conducted by the National Centre for Disease Control at New Delhi.