Jamshedpur, April 10: Coronavirus continues to wreak havoc in Jamshedpur as 46 students of country’s premier B School XLRI, have tested positive for COVID-19 on Saturday, April 10, ringing the alarm bell for the authorities.
Earlier on April 9, Jamshedpur reported 256 new coronavirus cases, the highest single-day spike in the city since the beginning of the outbreak. Three COVID deaths have also been reported in the city on April 9.
According to XLRI Spokesperson, “Forty-six students of XLRI have tested positive for COVID-19. The students who tested positive have been isolated and quarantined within the campus and have been kept under observation by the doctor-in-residence. XLRI has been strictly adhering to all the COVID-19 directives and guidelines of the state government and complying with all the necessary precautionary steps and protective measures. To contain the infection, contact tracing has been initiated, and all contact staff members and students will undergo a mandatory RT-PCR test. All the campus facilities, including the library, the computer lab, will remain closed until further notice.”
He further said, XLRI administration has undertaken all required precautionary measures, and all hostels, offices are being sanitized to contain the pandemic spread. However, the online classes will continue without any disruption.
There are more than 1250 active COVID-19 cases in Jamshedpur . The infection tally in the Steel City has crossed 20000 while 382 fatalities due to the disease have been recorded so far.