Ahmedabad IIM becomes coronavirus pandemic epicenter

Ajeyo Basu

LAST UPDATED: March 30, 2021, 9:03 p.m.

Thakur Bhupendra Singh, Ahmedabad: The coronavirus pandemic has once again made a strong comeback. 

The second wave of the coronavirus pandemic continues to increase. . At the Indian Institute of Management (IIM) in Ahmedabad, 70 people have been found to be coronavirus positive.

On March 26, there were reports of 60 people being positive, since which the cases have increased and the figure has reached 60.

Two prestigious institutes, IIM-Ahmedabad and IIT-Gandhinagar, have been greatly affected by the new wave of corona virus infection in Gujarat and the total number of cases active in these two institutions is to complete the century. According to official sources, IIM Ahmedabad currently has 70 infection patients while IIT-Gandhinagar has 25 patients.

According to an information, the campus of IIM-Ahmedabad was almost corona free except for a few cases till March 12. But after this the number of infected students started increasing. Many of these do not have signs of infection. 

The initial five cases were reported on March 12–13. Mehul Acharya, deputy health commissioner of Ahmedabad Municipal Corporation, said that at present, 40 people were found positive in the institute, who have been kept in a separate DOM and a doctor is under their supervision for 24 hours. 

After such a large number of positive cases have surfaced, IIM-Ahmedabad is conducting free RT-PCR investigation of all the students and the people living there, while the cases of infection are increasing in Gandhinagar IIT. According to the institute, 25 students were found infected in the last few days. Those who are being given treatment, in the Gandhinagar Circuit House, today 14 people, including the manager, were found positive.

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In Gujarat, the speed of the coronavirus pandemic is steadily increasing. There has been no statement from IAM but since the cases of Kavid positive have increased, the administration has started strictly, in the last 24 hours in Gujarat, 2252 Corona positive cases have been reported in the last 24 hours, after which the total The number of cases has reached 3,03,118, 7 died in 24 hours, 1731 patients were discharged, at present the total number of active cases in the state is 12,041.

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