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COVID-19 situation has become alarming in Bhubaneswar

Bhubaneswar:22/3/21:COVID-19 situation has become alarming in the state capital, cautioned Bhubaneswar Municipal Commissioner (BMC) Commissioner Prem Chandra Chaudhary.

Addressing a presser regarding detection of positive cases in  Xavier Institute of Management, Bhubaneswar (XIMB), the official today said 28 positive cases were detected in XIMB yesterday while swab samples of 200 more students, staff and faculty members of the institute have been sent for testing. Contact tracing of the infected is underway and the campus has been closed till further orders.The BMC Commissioner further said, “authorities of the institute should have taken permission before hosting the convocation in the campus. However, we have asked them to submit a list of all students, staff, and faculty, who will be kept under surveillance and undergo COVID-19 test in coming days.”

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