Swab samples of Covid affected students in VIMSAR sent for genome sequencing

Bhubaneswar: The swab samples of 21 Covid infected students of Veer Surendra Sai Institute of Medical Sciences and Research (VIMSAR) will be sent for genome sequencing.

According to reports, the samples would be sent to Bhubaneswar for genome sequencing to find out why the students 56 tested positive for the virus even after a double dose of vaccination.

The infected students have been admitted to the Covid-19 unit of Vimsar, according to the official.

The authorities also declared five hostel micro containment zones. Entry and exit to the hostels namely: Sabitri, Gargi, Charak, Bhrugu, and Patanjali has been restricted.

The regular offline classes and practical classes have been suspended. Teaching for now, until further notice shall be conducted in online mode only.

The staff quarters of Veer Surendra Sai Institute of Medical Sciences and Research (VIMSAR), Apala Girls Hostel, Atreya Hostel, Biswamitra Hostel, and Markandeya Hostel and all the staff quarters under Ward No- 6 have been declared as buffer zones.

Several questions have been raised after some reports emerged with claims that people are testing Covid-19 positive even after being administered both doses of a vaccine.

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