Jammu: At least thirteen students of Shri Mata Vaishno Devi University in Katra tested positive for COVID-19, District Magistrate Reasi informed. Following this, the campus was shut down on Sunday till further orders.
As per the Chief Medical Officer of Reasi, at Shri Mata Vaishno Devi University, the COVID-19 tests of the students were done on December 31, 2021. During this investigation, 13 students were found COVID-19 infected. Raisi district on Saturday recorded 13 COVID-19 cases.
Reasi District Magistrate Charandeep Singh directed the university management to close the campus for the time being till further orders in view of the safety of the students.
Meanwhile, Jammu and Kashmir recorded 169 new COVID-19 cases on Saturday, of which 68 cases from Jammu while 101 from Kashmir, as per a media bulletin on COVID-19 by the Jammu and Kashmir government.
As many as 107 patients recovered from COVID-19 and were discharged on Saturday. The UT recorded two deaths due to COVID-19 yesterday.
As per the government of the Union Territory of Jammu and Kashmir, there are a total of 1397, active cases including 470 in Jammu and 927 in Kashmir.