After 66 medical students, as many as 33 students have now tested positive in an international boarding school in Bengaluru, Karnataka. Karnataka Health department has confirmed that 33 students along with 1 school staff have been found COVID Positive. Infected students are from the high school and higher secondary classes.
The authorities have conducted COVID-19 test on all of the 297 students as well as the 200 teachers and staff members of the school following the outbreak. The test results of another 174 students and staff members are awaited.
The situation came to light when two students from Nagpur complained of fever and COVID-19 symptoms. On testing they were found positive and subsequent tests were conducted. The students are at present quarantined within and the district administration have deputed a health officer and a medical officer to monitor the medical condition of the children.
The school has reverted to the online classes and the children have been sent back to their homes. The school also has some international students who would also fly back to their respective countries soon.
This is another such cluster outbreak in the city. Last week two siblings in another international school had tested positive and the school was shut. After the mandatory period, the school would now reopen from November 29.
Meanwhile, another school in Whitefield has decided to conduct COVID-19 tests for students every 21 days.
Yesterday, 66 medical students in Dharwad and 54 students in Odisha Medical College also tested positive. 6 students in a Jaipur school were also found COVID positive and hence schools were shutdown, yesterday.