Gujarat’s National Institute of Design declared as micro containment zone after 15 test positive for Covid-19

The Ahmedabad Municipal Corporation (AMC) on Sunday declared Gujarat’s National Institute of Design as a micro containment zone after 15 tested positive for Covid-19.

National Institute of Design (Image from the official website)

Gujarat’s National Institute of Design(NID) was declared as a micro containment zone on Sunday after 15 students tested positive for Covid-19 in two days. Sources said foreign students at the institute were among those who tested positive.

The Ahmedabad Municipal Corporation (AMC) declared the new boys’ hostel and C block of the NID as a micro containment zone. An AMC official said, “All academic teaching and administration work is called off for now. From Monday, health department teams of AMC will go inside NID to take samples and conduct screening tests. Everyone will be tested. Suspicious people will be quarantined and treated immediately.”

Meanwhile, Gujarat recorded 37 new cases on Sunday. Out of these, 34 were recorded in Ahmedabad. Jamnagar and Vadodara registered one case each while one was reported in rural Gujarat.

This is the first time in a while that Ahmedabad has registered a high number of Covid-19 cases.

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