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Covid-19: Mahindra University closes Hyderabad campus

K. V. Kurmanath | | Updated on: Nov 27, 2021
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25 students, 5 staff tested Covid-19 positive; online classes from November 29

The Mahindra University has closed its campus here for physical classes after about 30 students, faculty and support staff tested positive for Covid-19 in the last few days.

“We have tested about 1,700 people, including 1,400 students, on the campus. Of them, thirty have been tested positive. We have decided to close the campus for some time,” a spokesperson of the university told BusinessLine .

The online classes will begin on Monday.

“They have closed the hostels and asked the students to go home and take the classes online. We are told that the remainder of the semester will be held online,” a student said.

The University, backed by Tech Mahindra’s Mahindra Educational Institutions (MEI) subsidiary, is the second educational institution after SDM College of Medical Sciences and Hospital in Dharwad to have reported cases and close the campus.

The SDM College of Medical Sciences and Hospital in Dharwad, Karnataka reported about 180 cases in the last few days, had to close the campus after the outbreak.

“All of the second, third and fourth year students are fully vaccinated. Some of the first years, who have started coming into the campus, might not have got the two doses of vaccine,” a source said.

Published on November 27, 2021

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