Six positive tests for COVID-19 at Anna University hostel

Cultural event on campus led to infection, says J. Radhakrishnan

Cultural event on campus led to infection, says J. Radhakrishnan

At least six residence students have tested positive for COVID-19 at Anna University. The institution has been tasked with delivering online courses to all students.

Those who tested positive were from the hostel attached to the School of Architecture and Urban Planning (SAP), university officials said. No less than 400 SAP students will take online courses.

On Tuesday, Health Secretary J. Radhakrishnan visited the Anna University campus. Later, he told reporters that the infection had spread following a cultural event. “A student fell ill and it spread to other students. We have asked all symptomatic people in all hostels to get tested. We will also perform a saturation test,” he said.

According to him, since March, the state has known only the Omicron variant. Many variant sub-lines had been noticed. However, only one case of BA4 had been identified so far.

“At least 43.96 lakh people in the state are yet to receive the first dose of the COVID-19 vaccine,” he said, adding that people should continue to follow safety protocols. of COVID-19 in crowded places. Those with a fever should get tested and self-isolate, he said.

While coverage for the second dose was 84%, 1.22 crore people were yet to be fully immunized, Mr Radhakrishnan said, adding that even in the special camps only about 50,000 people were getting voluntarily vaccinated. .

As for the city, Adyar, Teynampet, Anna Nagar and Perungudi have reported more cases, and currently 10 active cases are from these areas, the official said, adding that compliance with safety protocols has slackened.

“It is necessary to maintain vigilance and prevent infection,” he said.

Dengue fever case

Currently, 87 people are on dengue fever treatment in the state, Radhakrishnan added.

Linda G. Ibarra