Swine flu cases cross 100 in Chandigarh

November 17th, 2009 - 12:43 am ICT by IANS  

Chandigarh, Nov 16 (IANS) With swine flu cases crossing the 100 mark in this Union Territory, the health authorities have ordered the Punjab Engineering College (PEC) and six other schools to close down for a week after H1N1 infections were reported.
Meanwhile, Panjab University authorities have said that students who show symptoms of swine flu will be given compensatory attendance for the period they are unable to attend lectures.

This was decided at a meeting of the university here Monday.

Chandigarh has witnessed a spurt in swine-flu cases this month. Till Oct 31, there were only 57 positive cases reported here, including those from Punjab, Haryana and Himachal Pradesh. But in the last 15 days the number has crossed the 100-cases mark.

Panjab University Vice Chancellor R.C. Sobti, who chaired the meeting of university deans and heads of teaching departments, said that gloves and masks would be provided to all departments and workers of university canteens and messes.

Committees have been formed in departments, hostels and the market to ensure cleanliness. Hand sanitizers will be put up in all departments and other public areas.

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