Twelve students of a nursing college tested positive for COVID-19 in Bengaluru. Out of 12, 11 students are fully vaccinated. Nine are symptomatic.
All the students who have tested positive for coronavirus are first-year BSc students. One of them had not been vaccinated because she had tested positive for a second time in June this year.
A total of 34 persons have tested positive for COVID-19 in an international school in Whitefield. 33 Students and one staffer tested positive at the school.
Manjunath J, Deputy Commissioner, Bengaluru Urban said that the case was first reported when two children from Nagpuru complained of fever and COVID-19 like symptoms. Since the school is a boarding school, there are 297 students and 200 staff members and all of them have undergone tests. The test results of 174 were awaited. The medical staff is attending the patients. Students have been sent back to their homes and a senior management official said that they will switch to online classes.
On Thursday, two COVID-19 positive cases have been reported at The International School Bangalore (TISB).
According to the reports, a new coronavirus variant – B.1.1.529 – has been red-flagged by scientists and this might be more resistant to vaccines, increase transmissibility and lead to more severe symptoms. This was first identified in South Africa this week, the strain has spread to nearby countries, including Botswana, where fully vaccinated people have been infected.