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Rajiv Gandhi University, Itanagar shuts till Sept 22 after spike in COVID cases

The University has issued a notice which said that all the ongoing online examinations for 2020 are suspended till 27 September.

Rajiv Gandhi University closed till September 22

Sentinel Digital DeskBy : Sentinel Digital Desk

  |  17 Sep 2020 2:50 AM GMT

Itanagar: Due to sudden increase in the number of cases of coronavirus positive cases in the Rajiv Gandhi University(RGU) , the university administration has decided to shut down the campus till 22 September.

As per health officials, so far at least four cases have been detected from the RGU.

The University has issued a notice which said that all the ongoing online examinations for 2020 are suspended till 27 September.

"The remaining papers scheduled earlier from 17 September onwards will be rescheduled and notified later on. The examination process will resume from 28 September onwards and a fresh routine will be notified in due course," the notice read.

RGU also issued a notice informing that the controller of examinations (CoE) in-charge had tested positive on 15 September and was immediately shifted to the COVID care hospital at Chimpu, Itanagar for further treatment.

In the notice, the university authorities also stated all primary contacts of the CoE in-charge (from 8 September) to be under strict home quarantine for five days and to get tested before or on the sixth day if anyone develops symptoms.

Additionally, the university informed that the SMO and staff nurse at the university health centre, who treated the official, have also been put under strict home quarantine for five days and will undergo test on the sixth day or before if they develop symptoms.

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