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Bengaluru: Karnataka Health Minister visits nursing college where 34 students tested positive

Karnataka Health Minister Dr K Sudhakar visited the institution, a day after local civic body Bruhat Bengaluru Mahanagara Palike (BBMP) sealed Christian College of Nursing, situated on Horamavu-Agara Road in Bengaluru.
 

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Bengaluru, First Published Sep 3, 2021, 3:35 PM IST
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Making one of the biggest clusters in Bengaluru, as many as 34 students at a private nursing college in the city have tested positive for Covid-19 since August 28.

Karnataka Health Minister Dr K Sudhakar visited the institution, a day after local civic body Bruhat Bengaluru Mahanagara Palike (BBMP) sealed Christian College of Nursing, situated on Horamavu-Agara Road in Bengaluru.

He said, “Visited the Christian College of Nursing in Horamavu where 32 students have been tested positive for Covid-19. Instructed the college management to check RT-PCR negative reports of students coming from other states and take precautionary measures as per guidelines issued by Govt.”

According to officials, most of those infected came to Bengaluru from Kerala early last month.

“The infected students are currently undergoing treatment at a Covid care centre and none of them has any serious symptoms. All of them have received at least the first of the vaccine,” a civic official said, requesting anonymity as reported by Hindustan Times.

Earlier, 32 students tested positive for Covid-19 at a private college in Kolar Gold Field on Wednesday.

The Karnataka government had announced that all people entering the state from neighbouring Kerala will have to remain in institutional quarantine for a week even if they are vaccinated and carry a negative RT-PCR test report.

Karnataka sees an influx of a large number of people from Kerala traveling to border districts of Dakshina Kannada and Udupi every day for various reasons such as work, educational purposes, and to avail medical facilities here.

This development comes when several schools, colleges, and other educational institutions resumed physical classes with Covid safety protocols. With SOPs in place to ensure the safety of students which include staggered lunch breaks, minimum seating capacity (50%) in class, masking and sanitization protocols, etc, states including Delhi, Tamil Nadu, Rajasthan, Uttar Pradesh and many more reopened today (September 1).

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