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More students at Karnataka medical college test positive for Covid-19; tally reaches 182

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  • 33 students at an international school in Bengaluru in Karnataka, too, tested positive for Covid-19

Bengaluru: In a development that may call for a rethink on the decision to reopen educational institutes for offline teaching, the number of Covid-19 cases at a medical college in Dharwad has reached 182.

Ealier, there were 66 cases. With addition of 116 more cases, the tally reached 182.

The number is likely to go up as more tests are being carried out.

According to health commissioner D Randeep, the college had a freshers’ party on November 17, which was responsible for the outbreak.

All the infected persons have been quarantined on the campus. Two hostels were sealed.

Samples of the positive students have been sent for genome sequencing to check for presence of any new variant.

In another development, 33 students and a staff member at an international school in Bengaluru in Karntaka tested positive for the infection. The premises was vacated and the authorities of the boarding school have announced that they would be returning to online mode of teaching.

The outbreak at these two institutes comes at a time when educational institutes across the country have started reopening after remaining closed for nearly one-and-a-half years due to the Covid-19 pandemic. Karnataka itself has witnessed a drop in daily cases over the past few weeks.

 

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