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A total of 48 nursing students in Karnataka’s Mysuru district and 26 girl students of a government residential school in Odisha’s Mayurbhanj district have tested positive for Covid19.

The news of nursing students being infected by the virus comes amid Covid19 outbreak reported in the campus of SDM Medical College in Dharwad and International Boarding School in Bengaluru.

The district administration of Mysuru has confirmed the number of infected nursing students stating that the infected students belong to 2 nursing colleges who have been infected by the virus in a week’s time.

The report quoted Mysuru district commissioner Bagadi Gautham as saying that it is a cluster case and all necessary steps have been taken to contain the spread of the Covid19.

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Gautham said the students will be tested again.

He added that all of them were fully vaccinated and asymptomatic.

Another media report said at least 26 girl students of a government residential school in Odisha’s Mayurbhanj district were detected positive for Covid19 and samples of another 15 students were sent for testing.

According to the report, the students belong to Chamakpur residential High School under Thakurmunda block in the Mayurbhanj district.

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The school authority made arrangements for Covid19 test as some students fell ill last Thursday.

Out of the students who tested for the virus, 26 students’ report came out positive for Covid19 while swab samples of 15 other students were sent to Baripada District Headquarters Hospital for testing.

The boarding school for tribal students has a total of 256 students and 20 staff members, the report quoted sources as saying.

“The school has been sanitised and tests have been done. All the positive students have been put in isolation in the school and medicines are being given,” said an official.

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