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79 more people test positive for Covid-19 at IIT Madras taking total to 183

The post graduate students, research scholars and others have been asked to be confined to their rooms with arrangements made to deliver food to them

IIT Madras

IIT-M had decided to shut down all its departments on Monday.

T E Narasimhan Chennai
IIT Madras has reported an additional 79 Covid-19 positive cases taking the total to 183 infected persons - mostly students - at the premier engineering institute.

On Monday, over 100 people had tested positive for Covid-19 at the institute. Those who have tested positive include research scholars, staff members and students who are admitted to the Kings Institute.

Speaking to reporters J Radhakrishnan, Principal Secretary, Health and Family Welfare said that 79 people including students have tested positive for coronavirus in IIT-M thereby taking the total number of to 183. He said coronavirus tests will be done at all

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First Published: Dec 15 2020 | 12:14 PM IST

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