Sambalpur: Following a surge in COVID-19 cases, the Veer Surendra Sai University of Technology (VSSUT), Burla, has been shut till further orders.
The district administration decided to close the institute after 25 students tested positive for the virus in the last two days. These cases were detected in three hostels of the state-run university.
While hostels of the university have been declared as containment zones, the nearby area of ‘Pulah’ hostel has been announced as buffer zone.
The Sambalpur Municipal Corporation will ensure supply of essential items to the varsity.