Cuttack, Mar 20: As many as 17 students of a private school and an ashram in Cuttack tested positive for coronavirus in the past 24 hours.
The local administration has shut the school till March 31 to prevent the spread of the virus.
According to reports, of the total 32 samples, 17 tested positive for the virus.
The students underwent tests after they developed some symptoms of the viral infection and found to be corona positive.
The CMC authorities have asked the faculty members and students to home quarantine themselves.