Covid: 24 students tested positive at the NID; hostel declared containment area
A total of 24 students from the city’s National Institute of Design (NID) tested positive for COVID-19 in three days, with 16 cases reported on Sunday alone, officials said.
With the detection of these cases, the academic activities of the institute have been suspended, they said.
Authorities have declared the new boys’ home and another block of the first design institute as micro-containment zones in a bid to contain the spread of the virus, an official with the health department of the Ahmedabad Municipal Corporation said. (AMC).
“In the past three days, 24 NID students have tested positive for COVID-19. They have been kept in isolation at the hostel, which has been declared a micro-containment area,” the official said.
A total of 178 students from the hostel and block C of the institute were isolated, he said.
“NID academic activities have been suspended due to the increase in COVID-19 cases,” the official said.
The health department will undertake door-to-door surveillance in the city, he said, adding that those showing symptoms of the infection will be screened and their samples tested, based on which further measures will be taken.
Due to a sharp rise in infection cases in the NID, the city recorded 34 new cases on Sunday, out of a total of 37 reported in Gujarat. With that, the number of active cases in the state rose to 147, the state health department said.
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