CHIKKAMAGALURU: In yet another cluster outbreak in an educational institution, 59 students and 10 teaching and non-teaching staff of a government residential school in Karnataka’s Chikkamagaluru district on Sunday tested positive for Covid, reports Shrinivasa M.
Sources said 457 students and staffers of the residential school in NR Pura taluk run by the Union government were tested for Covid over the weekend after a school teacher tested positive for coronavirus three days ago.
All the students and employees who have turned out positive for Covid are asymptomatic. This comes 10 days after a medical college in Dharwad turned out to be a hotspot with over 300 freshers and seniors testing positive for Covid . Besides, Chikkamagaluru deputy commissioner KN Ramesh told TOI that swabs were collected on Friday and Saturday. Medical teams and an ambulance has been kept on standby.

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