66 students, fully vaccinated against coronavirus, tested positive for COVID-19 in Karnataka‘s Dharwad. The students of SDM College of Medical Sciences have found infected after the students have given their COVID-19 test. During a college event, 300 out of 400 students have made to undergo the test.
The Two hostels on the SDM College have been sealed due to this issue. The district health officer and deputy commissioner have ordered them to take precautionary measures as it is very important at this time. Moreover, the college authorities have suspended physical classes as they will provide the students with online classes.
The infected students who are vaccinated with both doses are quarantined. The deputy commissioner of Dharwad Nitesh Patil stated that the students will get the treatment in the hostel itself.
Furthermore, Nitesh Patil mentioned, “The rest of the 100 students will be subjected to COVID tests. We have quarantined the students. We have sealed two hostels. The students will be provided with treatment and food. No one will be allowed to step out of the hostels. The students who are awaiting tests will also be quarantined in the same premises.”
The officials have mentioned that the students got infected after they attended a recent college event. Additionally, some of the students have coughs and colds and the rest of the students are fine they do not have any symptoms at present.
Officials said, “We are ascertaining whether the students stepped out of the college. What we suspect at the moment is that an event has been organized in the college for students. We have tested all students who attended that event. We have traced the primary and secondary contacts and have subjected them to the test. All the students have been vaccinated with both doses.”