15 students from two nursing colleges in Karnataka test positive for Covid-19

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Pallavi Pathak
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Updated on Dec 2, 2021 16:57 IST

Students of Karnataka nursing colleges have tested positive for coronavirus (Covid-19).

Amid the fear of the new Omicron variant of coronavirus, nearly 15 students of two nursing colleges in Tumkur, Karnataka, are found to be Covid-19 positive. As per reports, all the infected students are sent to quarantine centre and their samples are sent for additional investigation.

A day before, seven students of a medical college in Chamarajanagar and 13 students of a government-run residential hostel in Hassan were found to be Covid-19 positive.

The Karnataka government has ramped up the testing and tracing measures as there is still fear of another wave of Covid-19 pandemic and infection due to the Omicron variant is looming in India. Reportedly, most of the recently infected people in Karnataka are from Kerala.

The government has mandated the Covid-19 tests for the people coming from Maharashtra and Kerala irrespective of their vaccination status. The government order said, "Students arriving from Kerala to Medical and Paramedical colleges and other such institutions within Karnataka in the past 15 days (November 12 to November 27) shall be subjected to RT-PCR test," as reported by Hindustan Times.

The state government has also issued an advisory for educational institutions to postpone all academic events, seminars, conferences, social and cultural events for two months.

Karnataka Chief Minister Basavaraj Bommai also said that the state government is planning for booster doses of the Covid-19 vaccine for health and front line workers. However, they will first discuss it with the Union Health Minister Mansukh Mandaviya.

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