The Karnataka government has issued a new advisory


Posted on 28 November 2021


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The Karnataka government has urged that any forthcoming cultural, academic, or social gatherings be postponed for two months due to the discovery of new COVID-19 clusters in educational institutions in Dharwad, Mysuru, and Bengaluru. Over 300 individuals at the SDM Medical College in Dharwad tested positive for the coronavirus after attending a cultural event there last week, according to the advice. Heads of institutions have also been recommended to guarantee that all students and staff over the age of 18 are vaccinated against COVID-19, and that all COVID-appropriate behaviour is observed on campuses, particularly when big crowds are present. All students in medical, paramedical, and other affiliated universities should be examined for COVID-19 symptoms every day, according to the advisory. The Karnataka government has also given directions for students from Kerala and Maharashtra who wish to study in the state. According to the circular, all students travelling to Karnataka from these two states must have a negative RT-PCR test report that is no more than 72 hours old, regardless of their immunisation status. COVID-19 tests will also be required of those who entered the state to study in medical and paramedical institutions between November 12 and November 27, and those who enter the state to study in these colleges in the future will be required to take COVID-19 tests on the seventh day of their arrival.


Key Points

  • The Karnataka government has urged that any forthcoming cultural, academic, or social gatherings be postponed for two months due to the discovery of new COVID-19 clusters in educational institutions in Dharwad, Mysuru, and Bengaluru.

  • COVID-19 tests will also be required of those who entered the state to study in medical and paramedical institutions between November 12 and November 27, and those who enter the state to study in these colleges in the future will be required to take COVID-19 tests on the seventh day of their arrival.