The new wave of coronavirus in Gujarat has hit the country’s first educational institution, Indian Institute of Management, Ahmedabad. 40 people, including students and professors from IIM Ahmedabad, have tested positive for the virus, reports the ANI news agency. “40 people, including students and professors from the Indian Institute of Management in Ahmedabad, have tested positive for Covid-19,” said Mehul Acharya, deputy director of health at the Ahmedabad municipal company, tweets ANI.
The Gandhinagar campus of the Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) has also seen an increase in infections. 25 students from IIT Gandhinagar have tested positive for Covid-19
The IIM-A has performed RT-PCR testing free of charge for all students and community members, and given new cases, the frequency of testing has been increased.
Meanwhile, Gujarat on Saturday reported its largest single-day increase in new Covid-19 cases since the start of the pandemic with the addition of 2,276 infections, bringing its total to 2.98,596, the department said. state health.
In light of the surge in infections, the government of Gujarat has made it mandatory for travelers from other states to carry a negative RT-PCR report not older than 72 hours.
The number of active cases in Gujarat rose to 10,871, the health department said.