- The cases were reported from Morarji Desai Residential School in Telangana's Hassan district.
- All the students who tested positive are asymptomatic.
- The Karnataka government had decided to increase daily Covid testing from 60,000 to 80,000.
At least 13 students of a government-run residential school in Karnataka's Hassan district were found Covid-19 positive, triggering panic among the parents and teachers.
The cases were reported from Morarji Desai Residential School in Channarayapattana town of Telangana's Hassan district, an official said.
Following the detection of positive cases the school has been sealed off by the authorities. All infected students of the hostel have been shifted to a Covid Care Centre. All are asymptomatic and recovering well according to the health department. It has been decided to conduct tests on primary contacts of the infected students.
The infections were found in the routine RT-PCR tests conducted by the health department for every 15 days. The students affected with Covid-19 are studying in Class 6 to 10. All of them have been isolated and are being treated.
The district administration has initiated strict monitoring of the situation and is trying to contain the infection within the clusters.
Recently, More than 280 persons were tested positive for Covid in Dharwad's SDM Medical College. The infections were also reported from Bengaluru International Boarding school. However, the authorities have successfully handled the situation and the infection has not spread so far.
(with IANS inputs)