At a time when life in Karnataka is nearly back to normal, as many as 50 students studying at a medical college in the Dharwad district of Karnataka have tested positive for coronavirus, according to health department authorities on Thursday.
All of the students are enrolled in the MBBS programme at SDM Medical College. A few days earlier, about 40 of them attended a get-together party held on the college’s campus. All of the pupils have received two doses of vaccine and are free of Covid-19 symptoms.
All of them are quarantined in their hostel rooms and being monitored. District Health Officer Dr Yashvanth Madanikar visited the hostel and took stock of the situation. All the students have been subjected to Covid tests.
The authorities are getting the whole campus sanitised and an entire premise has been sealed down. The government and health department are repeatedly making appeals to people not to neglect social distancing and using masks at public places.