Bhubaneswar: 4 more Utkal University students test COVID +ve

Bhubaneswar: A day after a Sociology Department student of the Utkal University here tested positive for COVID-19, as many as four more students of the varsity have contracted the virus, reports said.

Two students of Chemistry Department and one each of MCA and Economics departments have tested positive for the virus. They have been admitted to the Capital Hospital in the city for treatment.

The two students of MCA and Economics departments are inmates of Gopabandhu Boys Hostel.

Sources said some students who led the agitation couple of days ago demanding not to close hostels have also been infected, for which the number of cases in the university is likely to rise.

On the other hand, the university authorities were yet to reschedule/postpone the mid-semester examinations. The students will undergo thermal screening before appearing for the examinations.

If any student opts not to appear for the exams, the department heads can conduct assignment or online tests for such students as an alternate method of exam.

It has been decided to use more rooms for the examinations to maintain social distancing among the examinees.

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