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Mangalore: Most of college hostels has become Containment zones

Coastal areas’ educational institutions are becoming containment zones. 12 educational establishments, the majority of which are hostels, have been classified containment zones since January 1. Every week, at least two to four institutions are declared containment zones Covid-19  in Dakshina Kannada.

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The health department has taken action against establishments that have closed without informing officials of the closure. A containment zone is defined as any educational institution that reports five or more cases of COVID-19. If no positive cases are detected after a week, it is designated as a “de-containment zone.” A college near Kodialbail switched to online classes after reporting more than five COVID-19 incidents a few days ago.

College hostels, followed by institutions, make up the majority of the confinement zones. If the health department discovers a hostel with inmates infected with COVID-19 from several institutions, they label the hostel a containment zone rather than their schools or colleges. Similarly, they have urged the state department of education to postpone on-campus classes if there’s a concentration of students in a single class.

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