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All Regular Classes at Dibrugarh University Stand Cancelled Till January 21

The students are hereby informed to come to their hostels, not before one day of resuming their classes. Further, all concerned are hereby informed to visit the University Website for updates

All Regular Classes at Dibrugarh University Stand Cancelled Till January 21

Sentinel Digital Desk

GUWAHATI: The Dibrugarh University has decided to cancel all its regular offline classes until January 21, 2022, due to the rising COVID-19 infection in the campus premises.

In a notification from the University authority it states. "n view of the declaration of four Micro Containment Zones and an Epicentre in the Dibrugarh University campus by the District Disaster Management Authority, Dibrugarh District due to detection of COVID-19 positive cases, this is to notify that the cancellation of all regular classes of the University Teaching Departments, Centres of Studies and Dibrugarh University Institute of Engineering and Technology (DUIET) is hereby further extended upto 21st January 2022."

"The students are hereby informed to come to their hostels, not before one day of resuming their classes.

Further, all concerned are hereby informed to visit the University Website for any update in this regard. Issued with due approval, the notification adds.

Earlier, an official of the Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR) has said that the three infected students, who have come all the way from South Africa, were detected with the Omicron variant after a test was conducted with the special kit recently developed by ICMR-RMRC, Lahowal.

ICMR Dibrugarh has sent the samples for 'Whole Genome Sequencing' to the North East Institute of Science and Technology (NEIST) based in Jorhat.

It has been sent to NEIST as the institute is equipped with NGS facilities meant for Next-Generation Sequencing for final testing. ICMR-RMRC sources have said that they have carried out 'Targeted Sequencing' so as to reassure that the cases are Omicron positive.

It has been found that all the three infected are hostel students of Dibrugarh University and two of them happen to be roommates.


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