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40 Kerala students in Bengaluru test Covid-positive

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Cluster is from Manjushree College of Nursing in RT Nagar; BBMP has locked college and sent all 40 students into quarantine

BENGALURU:

After the Mangalore cluster where 40 students were found infected with Covid-19 comes the worrying case of a Bengaluru college where, eerily, the same number — 40 students from Kerala — have tested Covid-positive.

As a precautionary measure, BBMP has locked Manjushree College of Nursing in RT Nagar and a second round of samples has been sent for tests to NIMHANS.

Prompt measures

As soon as the cluster was reported from the college, BBMP Commissioner N Manjunatha Prasad and BBMP Special Commissioner (Health) Rajendra Chollan visited the institution on Saturday and directed the college management to take all the preventive measures required.

Prasad said the college had commenced classes on January 25, with a total of 210 students attending classes. Most of the students had returned from Kerala and initially only two of them tested positive. But subsequent tests by the college management unearthed the shocking cluster.

All 40 students who have contracted the virus are asymptomatic. All of them have been shifted to nearby paying guest facilities and are being monitored, Prasad said.

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