Karnataka postpones social activities in educational institutions

Most people infected at SDM College of Medical Sciences have been fully vaccinated against the coronavirus

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New Delhi:

With recent Covid-19 clusters in Mysuru, Dharwad and Bengaluru posing pandemic threats in Karnataka, the government at a meeting held today in the presence of Chief Minister Basavaraj Bommai took a series of measures to control the increase in the number of Covid-19 cases. The government announced the postponement of all social, cultural and academic events at educational institutions.

In accordance with the government circular, social and cultural events in educational institutions can be postponed for two months. “Conferences, seminars, academic events, etc. in educational institutions, to the extent possible, can be postponed. Alternatively, they could be organized in hybrid mode, i.e. with minimal physical participation and with more people participating via virtual mode, ”the circular read.

Meanwhile, students in medical and paramedical institutions should be screened for symptoms of Covid-19 daily, and symptomatic patients should be treated according to Covid-19 guidelines. “Heads of educational institutions should take the utmost care to ensure appropriate Covid (CAB) behavior within the capus, especially when conducting events, if applicable. They must also ensure the vaccination of their students and their staff as soon as possible ”according to the circular.

In another notice, Kerala students are advised to take the mandatory RTPCR test which arrived in the state from November 12-27. RTPCR test on the 7th day after their arrival “, the circular mentioned.

In Dharwad, a medical school became a Covid hotspot with 77 more positive tests, bringing the total number of cases to 281. Most of those infected at SDM College of Medical Sciences were fully vaccinated against the coronavirus, officials said. , adding that a recent freshman party held inside campus led to the outbreak. The party lasted two or three days.

Joel C. Hicks