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Assam: IIT-Guwahati guest house converted to COVID-19 quarantine centre

The Kamrup district administration has converted the guest house of the Indian Institute of Technology, Guwahati, Assam to a quarantine centre. This was confirmed by the IIT, Guwahati.

All the concerns of the IIT Guwahati residents have been brought to the notice of the district administration by the Director of IIT Guwahati and the disaster response team of IIT Guwahati who have been working tirelessly to ensure safety of all the residents of the campus.

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“The Kamrup district administration has assured that the people returning from outside the state would be quarantined in institutional facilities till their COVID-19 results are available and the IIT Guwahati facilities had to be availed since Kamrup district administration does not have facilities of the scale that matches the number of people returning back to the state presently through trains,” IIT, Guwahati stated in a press communique.

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The IIT, Guwahati Deputy Director said, “The administration has also assured the institution that every possible step would be taken to ensure that no campus residents would be exposed or affected due to this quarantine which includes providing adequate security at the quarantine facilities and instructing all those who are quarantined in the guest house to remain within their rooms. The district administration has also ensured all necessary segregation of the quarantine people, food, and waste segregation so that they do not contaminate the residential areas. Additionally, regular sanitation/decontamination of the guest house is being done to negate the chances of any spread with continuous inputs from the Disaster Relief Committee of the institute to ensure the safety of the campus residents.”

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IIT Guwahati Deputy Director says, “IIT Guwahati is ready to help the state government during this pandemic. It is our duty to participate and help the people of Assam during this time of crisis”. The district administration has appreciated the support and cooperation of IIT Guwahati and its residents and has assured all possible support to IIT Guwahati. The Institute supports the District Administration and the State in its efforts to contain this pandemic and restore normalcy in Kamrup District soon.

It may be mentioned that the state has witnessed a sudden surge in the confirmed coronavirus cases. The virus has infected a total 135 people while claimed four lives so far.

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