Mahindra University in Bahadurpally shuts down its campus after 25 students, 5 staff test +ve for COVID-19

After the outbreak, the university has been closed and the students and staff who were staying on the campus were sent back to their homes. The students have been asked to attend online classes.

By Newsmeter Network  Published on  27 Nov 2021 12:04 PM GMT
Mahindra University in Bahadurpally shuts down its campus after 25 students, 5 staff test +ve for COVID-19

Hyderabad: Around 25 students and five staff members of Mahindra University located at Bahadurpally in Medchal district on the outskirts of the city have tested positive for COVID-19. They are in home isolation.

After the outbreak, the university has been closed and the students and staff who were staying on the campus were sent back to their homes. The students have been asked to attend online classes.

"Around 1,732 RT-PCR tests were done till Friday in which 30 came back positive. None of the persons who tested positive have any severe symptoms and they have been in home isolation. They are recovering and are taking medication at their home. All those who have tested positive are fully vaccinated. The university had allowed them in after providing a certificate of both doses of vaccine," Dr. K. Mallikarjuna, the district medical and health officer, told NewsMeter.

Dr. Mallikarjuna added that on Saturday around 146 university staff who are still on the campus and nearby shop owners underwent COVID-19 tests. Top district medical officials visited the university campus to take stock of the situation

Recently, 281 students and faculty members of Karnataka's SDM College of Medical Sciences had tested positive for COVID-19 on Saturday. According to Dharwad's district magistrate Nitish Patil, six patients out of the total 281 cases were symptomatic. The results of around 1,822 tests are still awaited.

Initially, 66 people had tested positive at SDM medical college. Thereafter, the district administration had tested more people, including students, staff, and primary contacts of the infected students. On Saturday 116 more people had tested positive from COVID-19.

Meanwhile, Telangana reported 171 new COVID-19 cases on Friday pushing the cumulative caseload to 6,75,319. COVID-19 deaths surged to 3,987 after one patient succumbed to the deadly virus in the last 24 hours taking the fatality rate to 0.59 per cent.

A total of 167 people have recovered from COVID-19 statewide in a span of 24 hours taking the overall recoveries so far to 6, 67,798 constituting a recovery rate of 98.88 per cent. The number of active cases in the state currently stands at 3,534, the state medical bulletin said.

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