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Educational institutions in DK mark increased cases

 

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The increasing cases among students of Dakshina Kannada is creating pressure for the district administration. The district health officer told the media that around 390 students tested positive. Several hostels around the district have been declared as containment zone.Nursing, paramedical and engineering students have been reporting the maximum number of cases. A dental college in the district reported five cases in a row while another engineering college witnessed an outbreak.

 

Infected students have been shifted to Covid Care Centres in case there are no adequate facilities to isolate the students in the hostels. By the end of March, a set of colleges were declared as containment zones. The administration is looking forward to not let this happen again as it will affect the lives of students and staff. 

The health officer said that they have been ramping up the number of tests and have conducted tests among the students. It was noted that five or more students tested positive for the infection. The institutions that had students testing positive have taken adequate measures to curb further spread. 

The vice chancellor of a prominent university said that their colleges are only allowing students with a negative test certificate. At the end of the isolation period, the students are expected to submit another test result before entering the campus. Students with at least one dose of vaccine are only allowed to attend the offline classes. The university is offering covisheid and sputnik,  wherein the students have a choice to decide the vaccine that they would prefer.

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