Bhubaneswar, March 20 -- Cuttack: As many as 17 persons of an educational institution in Cuttack Municipal Corporation (CMC) area have tested positive for Covid-19 on Friday.

According to CMC sources, contact tracing of the infected students will be carried out today as per the protocols issued by the Health department. They will undergo rapid antigen tests.

A few days back as many as 25 persons of a private college in the Millennium City had tested Covid positive.

In order to prevent the spread of Covid-19 from the students, the CMC authorities had reportedly lodged the students under quarantine at the college hostel.

The college and its hostel have been shut down for 10 days from Wednesday as a precautionary measure against the vira...