64 students tested positive in 6 days at Gujarat National Law University

Ahmedabad, April 12 (PTI) The number of students who have been detected with coronavirus at Gandhinagar-based Gujarat National Law University in the past six days has reached 64 after nine more students tested positive, a health department official said Tuesday.

All of those infected are university students who met physically for the first time after classes resumed offline on April 4, Gandhinagar Municipal Corporation Medical Officer Dr Kalpesh Goswami said.

None of them needed hospitalization and all were kept in isolation in the institute’s hostel, with three teams monitoring their health around the clock, Goswami said.

“So far, some 700 university students and staff have been screened for the virus and 64 students have tested positive. After offline classes resumed, students arrived on campus from their home countries. origin and the virus may have spread during their interaction with each other,” the official explained.

Goswami added that some samples have been sent for genome sequencing to find out the coronavirus variant involved.

Incidentally, of the 35 COVID-19 cases detected in the state on Monday, Gandhinagar led the way with 19. PTI KA BNM BNM

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