59 Students Among 69 Found COVID Positive at Karnataka School Amid Omicron Alarm, Premises Sealed

The school will be sealed as per the orders of DC Chikkamagalur for the next 7 days.

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Bengaluru: As many as 69 people have tested positive for Covid-19 at a school in Karnataka's Chikkamagalur, including 59 students and 10 staff members on Saturday, reported news agency ANI. All the infected students are said to be asymptomatic.

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"We have deployed our health and medical staff who are treating them as per home isolation protocols," Dr Umesh, DHO, Chikkamagalur said.

The school will be sealed as per the orders of DC Chikkamagalur for the next 7 days. "A total of 457 samples were collected out of which 69 tested positive. All precautionary measures as per the guidelines of Karnataka government are being taken," Dr Umesh further said.

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(With ANI inputs)

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Published Date:December 5, 2021 9:33 PM IST

Updated Date:December 5, 2021 9:40 PM IST

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