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BMC seals XIMB in Bhubaneswar after 28 tests positive

Bhubaneswar: Following the detection of 28 Covid-19 positive cases in the campus, the Bhubaneswar Municipal Corporation (BMC) sealed Xavier Institute of Management Bhubaneswar (XIMB) in the Capital City on Monday.

BMC authorities have sealed the entire campus in larger public interest with a view to contain the further spread of the virus. The campus will be sealed until further orders are issued, a BMC order said.

According to the order no one shall be allowed to enter inside or go outside the XIMB campus except authorised persons of BMC. All ‘inhabitants’ within the campus shall strictly remain inside. The supply of essentials and medical requirements if required will be ensured by the BMC, the order stated.

Although the institution did not take permission for their convocation but now, it is sealed and for violation it is not the right time to take action, said Bhubaneswar Municipal Corporation, Commissioner, Prem Chandra Chaudhary.

The Commissioner said that on Govt, decision over educational institutions BMC will take appropriate step.

Last few days we have double digit positive cases in the city which is alarming.

BMC has alerted its ward sachetak committees and concerned staff for a vigilant eye upon the situation and enforcement along with police will also take appropriate steps on demand of situation.

All other institutions located within the boundary of the campus will be closed. All staff and students of the institution shall have to undergo mandatory Covid-19 testing on Monday.

Persons tested positive will be kept in isolation in separate rooms of a single hostel and they will be under the observation by the institute authority. The institute has been asked to make necessary food arrangements for the positive students in time by adhering to the Covid-19 norms. The students and staff found positive in subsequent tests are to be kept in the same hostel under isolation, the order read.

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