Jharsuguda, Mar 27: As many as eight students and 13 lecturers of an engineering college have tested positive for Covid-19 in the district today.
On being informed, the Tahsildar and the executive officer of Jharsuguda Municipality reached the college to take stock of the situation. All necessary initiatives are taken for contact tracing and isolation of the patients, informed an official. The area will be further declared as containment zone if the cases spread in more numbers, he added.
Earlier, 49 students of Xavier Institute of Management in Bhubaneswar (XIMB) had tested positive following which every educational institutions in the state are being tested regularly.