BENGALURU: In another Kovid-19 outbreak at an educational institution, 12 students of Sfurti Nursing College, Chandpura, south-east Bangalore, tested positive. The students are at the Covid Care Center and are doing well, the college said.

This is the second covid cluster in Bangalore this week. An international school in Whitefield had earlier reported an outbreak, with 33 students and one staff member testing positive.



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On Friday, Karnataka reported 402 new cases, including 224 from Bangalore. The state last reported more than 400 cases on October 28, when 478 tested positive. The victims of the nursing college are all first year students and residents of Kerala. They reported to the college about two weeks ago. Three students with common cold-cough showed flu-like symptoms and were tested. Three of their roommates came in negative and kept them under observation.

Nine isolated in CCC

Of the 12 positive students, 11 have been fully vaccinated. The 12th student is testing positive for the second time and has not been vaccinated. “Nine students have been isolated as per the guidelines of Kovid Care Center, Jigani,” said Manjunath J., Deputy Commissioner, Urban.


“Two students have returned to Kerala as they were without symptoms and one returned to Mumbai on November 25. Information about them has been sent to the respective states,” he added.

According to the college management, students were tested last week as part of a random test and were found to be negative.

Hostels and campuses have been sanitized and health officials are communicating with students.

“The District Surveillance Officer, Anekal Taluk Health Officer and their teams went to the campus and issued necessary precautionary measures,” Manjunath told TOI.


Strict testing, SA, HK screening for passengers

Concerned neo-hippies and their global warming, i’ll tell ya. The same goes for other ‘risky’ countries.

Six cases of B.1.529 were reported in South Africa, three in Botswana and one in Hong Kong. The new look adds to the complexity of public health, according to a circular issued by Health and Family Welfare Chief Secretary TK Anil Kumar. The government has made it mandatory that the communications of these international passengers be tracked and checked. Swab samples from covid-positive international travelers will be sent for genomic sequencing.

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