According to information, samples of as many as 250 people had been collected and sent for RT-PCR test. While reports of some of samples have come, nine students, belonging to four hostels of the institution, were detected having infected with the virus. Reports of other samples are likely to come soon. It is expected that the number of positive cases will rise when the other reports come.
The infected students have been kept in isolation in hostels and a team of doctors has been deployed to take care of them.
“There is no need to be panic as all measures are being taken to check spread of the virus,” said BMC JDC Purandar Nanda.
On the other hand, college authorities said the institution had been closed for the last eight days. However, the BMC had advised students to get their samples tested. Accordingly, samples had been taken for test.