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22 XLRI Jamshedpur students test Covid positive, quarantined in campus

Preventive measures undertaken to combat infection spread in campus 

Jamshedpur, Jan 22: Twenty-two students of XLRI’s Jamshedpur campus have tested positive for Covid-19.

Students who tested positive are isolated in the MDP Residence of the Campus with self-contained rooms and room service facilities. Medical supplies, food and counselling services are also provided by the Institute by following the mandatory guidelines and directions issued by the Government of Jharkhand. Such Isolation facility located at MDP area was today inspected by the District Administration. MDP Residence area is declared containment zone within the XLRI campus.

“Though the isolated RTPCR positive students are showing mild symptoms and are doing well the XLRI administration is monitoring the situation closely to ensure full recovery and rule out any chance of spread, said a spokesperson of XLRI.

Advisories are also issued by the XLRI administration to other campus residents to strictly follow social distancing, wear masks and comply with the Institute policy on Covid 19 and the directions of the Government of Jharkhand. Apart from the advisories issued students tested negative have been asked to vacate the campus. Students have already started vacating the campus to their respective homes following Covid safety protocols.

The XLRI Administration in collaboration with East Singhbhum District Administration, had conducted random tests on resident students.

RTPCR reports indicate that 22 students have reported positive. 100+ tests have been conducted and reports are awaited. The Institute has taken a pro-active approach under the XLRI Policy for Covid-19 and Similar Pandemic, 2021, by creating Isolation areas within the Campus to combat, contain and manage the spread of the infections related to Covid-19.

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