A month after students resumed physical classes, universities and colleges have ramped up Covid-19 testing within their premises after a few isolated positive cases have been reported.
Rise in Covid-19 cases across the state, especially in residential schools, has prompted universities and colleges to test all students in hostels. While RT-PCR tests were being conducted in boys hostel, the OU administration extended the testing facility even to four girls hostels which houses close to 700 students. “When the students had joined the hostels a month ago, we had asked them to get a negative Covid-19 report. Now, we have decided to test all the students to be on the safe side,” said Nirmala Devi, chief warden, girls hostel, OU.