AMU seeks genome study after a spate of faculty deaths | India News

AGRA: Aligarh Muslim University vice-chancellor Tariq Mansoor has written to the director general of Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR) seeking urgent genome analysis of Covid samples sent from their lab following deaths of several employees, including16 serving faculty members and a number of retired teachers living on the campus, due to the virus, reports Anuja Jaiswal.
According to AMU administration, in order to analyse the severity of Covid-19, the samples collected at the ICMR-approved testing laboratory of the varsity, have been sent for viral genome sequencing to the CSIR-Institute of Genomics and Integrative Biology, New Delhi.
It is suspected that a new Covid variant could be fuelling the surge of cases in Aligarh.

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