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281 Test Positive For Covid-19 At Medical College, Some Results Awaited: Karnataka Health Minister

Meanwhile, Karnataka Chief Minister Basavraj Bommai on Saturday called a meeting of experts of the health and disaster department to discuss the rise in COVID-19 cases in the state.

People Coming From New Covid-19 Variant Affected Countries To Take RT-PCR After Landing: Karnataka Health Minister
The minister added that 281 students tested positive in SDM College of Medical Sciences in Dharwad. (Image: PTI)

Bengaluru: Karnataka Health Minister Dr K Sudhakar on Saturday said that at least 281 students have tested positive in SDM College of Medical Sciences in Dharwad. “We have tested all 1,788 students of the college, some results are awaited. Also, one international school had reported 34 cases and another 12 cases. None of these cases was severe,” he said.

As a precautionary measure, Dharwad district administration has declared holiday for schools and colleges within a 500-metre radius of the medical college and hospital; also OPD services there have been shut down for three days.

Meanwhile, 12 Kerala students of a nursing college in Anekal on the outskirts of Bengaluru tested positive for COVID, and 33 students and a staff member have tested positive for infection at a private unaided (boarding) school on Thursday in Dommasandra near Sarjapura.

Officials said all the precautionary measures have been taken at both these institution.

Sudhakar further said the people coming from new COVID-19 variant affected countries have to take RT-PCR after landing in Bengaluru. Speaking to the media in Bengaluru, Sudhakar, said, “We are constantly in touch with the Union Health Ministry and have information that this new strain in South Africa, Hong Kong, Israel, and Botswana is very contagious and has overtaken the Delta variant.”

“People coming from these affected countries will take the RT-PCR once they land in Bengaluru. If found positive, they will stay in and around the airport and will be treated, if needed. The home quarantine will be mandatory after their arrival,” added the Minister.

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Meanwhile, Karnataka Chief Minister Basavraj Bommai on Saturday called a meeting of experts of the health and disaster department to discuss the rise in COVID-19 cases in the state.

Karnataka reported 402 new COVID-19 cases and six deaths on Saturday. As per the state’s health department, the state has 6,611 active cases of infection.

Karnataka has recorded 29,94,963 infections since the onset of the pandemic last year.

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(With ANI inputs)

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