Another COVID-19 positive case reported from National Institute of Technology Tiruchirappalli (NIT Trichy) campus. This time an employee at the administration office was tested corona positive. The administration building is sealed for a week and all staffs are quarantined.

As per information received from the DEAN SW office via Student Council, Students are suggested not to go around the administration block. The situation is worsening day by day, and we are facing enormous difficulty in running messes as well as maintaining other facilities. We may not be able to do so in the future.

It was also noticed that, students are not following SOP released by institute, therefore they are advised to follow it strictly. Most important points are use of mask and maintain social distancing. In this hard time we again suggest students to look for the nearest opportunity to leave for their home, since parental care will be the best, message also added.

This is the second corona positive case reported at the NITT campus. Initially, A young professor from NIT Trichy tested Corona positive during his journey from Haryana to Chennai via flight at Airport. He was quarantined in Mahatma Gandhi Memorial Government Hospital.

First Corona positive case among NIT community was reported from NIT Srinagar. When a girl from NIT Srinagar tested Corona positive but she had a speedy recovery and remained in quarantine and fortunately she could attend online classes.

Another case was reported of NIT Durgapur. A first-year student of NIT Durgapur was tested positive for COVID-19, and later his father too reported positive for the same on 1st July at a private hospital in Kolkata. The government officials will take samples of rest of family. His father is admitted in hospital and he is still in home quarantine. 

A 2nd student of NIT Nagaland who was travelling home from hostel was also tested Corona positive after reaching home. According to him, he has taken all the measures and precautions while travelling he may have Corona since when he was in hostel.

Another corona positive was reported from NIT Puducherry in the morning, When a research scholar tested Corona positive. Institute shall remain shut down from 8 July 2020.

The team I AM AN NITIAN prays for the speedy recovery of all and hopes for no other Corona positive cases gets reported.

Despite of such terrible situations, NITs are looking into opportunities to convert themselves into quarantine centers.

“Great Historical Progress always happens after major disasters.”

Now in such tough times, we have to look into direction of transforming India self reliant as well as promoting and adopting different safety measures against COVID-19 like wearing mask, keeping social distancing and frequently washing hands with sanitizer or soap etc. Further, there is a golden opportunity for all the students and institutes across the nation to showcase their talent and development for what they can do for society, nation and moreover for humanity.

During the world wide spread of the pandemic COVID-19, India is facing a lot of consequences on economy, health and education which is also adding rise to fiscal deficit, unemployment, mortality rate and petitions for fee concession and cancellation of exams etc.

India has reached 27,506 deaths and marked up to 2,64,944 active cases of COVID-19. In other words, whole nation is in chaos, disorder and disturbance. From superstars to sportsperson, politicians to police, professors to students and rich to poor, no one is untouched from the effects of corona virus.

By Nikita Mahoviya

A B.Tech sophomore, pursuing Dual Degree in ECE at NIT Hamirpur. An empathetic person which helped me to evolve as a writer.

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