Bangalore, 26 November
Thirty-three students and an employee of an international boarding school in Bengaluru have tested positive for COVID-19, the Karnataka Health Department said on Friday.
Following the outbreak, authorities have conducted COVID-19 tests on all 297 students and 200 staff members of the school.
Two children from Nagpur complained of fever and other COVID-19 symptoms. According to the department, when they were tested, they were found infected.
The district administration and school management are waiting for the exam results of another 174 students and staff members.
The infected children are studying in high school and higher secondary classes. The district authorities have deputed a taluk health officer and a medical officer on duty to monitor the medical condition of the children.
Meanwhile, the school is again shifting to online classes in the wake of the outbreak. The school administration told that the children have been sent to their homes. He said that the boarding school also has international students and they too will soon fly to their respective countries.
Meanwhile, another international school where two siblings tested positive last week and closed for four days is set to open from November 29.
To trace the cases of COVID, another international school in Whitefield has decided to conduct batch-wise COVID-19 tests for students every 21 days.
On Thursday, 66 students at SDM College of Medical Sciences in Dharwad tested positive for the virus.