COVID-19: Japan returnee IIT-R student tests negative

New Delhi, March 18 (IANS) An IIT-Roorkee student (IIT-R) student who returned from Japan earlier this month has tested negative for the novel coronavirus.

The student, a research scholar in the Physics Department, had returned from abroad on March 3.

Meanwhile, four of the eight students quarantined earlier have been released whereas the remaining four are still in isolation since their virus-free status is not yet known, the IIT-R said in a statement on Wednesday.

The institute has taken measures in view of an increase in coronavirus cases in the country, including suspension of classes, conferences, seminars, and workshops till March 31.

All precautions have been taken, including proper sanitation as per government advisories. All those who have returned from abroad have been quarantined to avoid chances of infections, the statement added.



Back to top button