New Corona cluster at Chennai star hotel, 85 test positive

Chennai: Several weeks after IIT-Madras emerged as a Covid hotspot, another prime location in Chennai city, is registering an increase in cases.

Popular star hotel ITC Grand Chola has recorded 85 infections in the past 15 days, with the Greater Chennai Corporation instructing the hotel not to hold any events or gatherings hereafter.

Following employees and guests testing positive, the civic body has advised saturation testing of all the hotel occupants.

It is said that all those who tested positive for the virus, are either asymptomatic or have mild symptoms and have since then been isolated.

The hotel on the other hand has assured that all SOPs are being followed and all the staff at its premises have been trained in appropriate hygiene and sanitation protocol.

Early last month, IIT-M registered over 190 positive cases, sending the administration into a tizzy.

This was followed by stringent testing at various other colleges and hostels across the State.


NT Bureau