Gauhati University shut for five days after 21 students test positive for coronavirus
New Delhi : The Gauhati University in Assam has been shut down for five days after 21 students tested positive for coronavirus on Tuesday. The university has also cancelled its upcoming events, including cultural night scheduled for December 14.
Issuing a notification in this regard, the Registrar of Gauhati University said in view of the screening being undertaken by the state government in the last 7 days and consequent upon the detection of Covid-19 cases amongst some of the university hostel dwellers, it is notified to all concerned that, as per the directives of the vice-chancellor, Gauhati University, the cultural night on 14-12-2021 of the Talent Search Competitions being organised by the Post Graduate Students’ Union is hereby cancelled.
The hostels have also been shut from December 15 to December 19. The COVID positive students were staying at T-9 hostel.
As per the official notification, the physical classes have been cancelled during this period and the people from outside are barred from entering the university premises. However, offices will remain open with minimal staff during this time.
The development comes at a time when Assam has reported around 141 coronavirus cases on Monday.