Updated on: Saturday, January 15, 2022, 03:52 PM IST

FPJ-Ed: In the Karnataka residential hostel, 33 people tested Covid positive


Koppala: On Saturday, at least 33 people, including 20 students, tested positive for Covid-19 at a residential dormitory in Karnataka's Koppal district, as the pandemic's third wave continued.

The Jawahar Navodaya Vidyalaya residential hostel in Kukanuru city has 618 residents, including 550 students.

After 13 people, including one teacher, were confirmed to be infected on Thursday and Friday, officials ordered that all hostel inmates be tested.

Of the 20 infected students, 10 were being sent to the Covid Care Centre at Talakal, while the rest are isolating in the hostel premises.

Meanwhile, 164 police officers have tested positive for Covid, taking the number of infected cops in the state to 504.

Among them 16 have recovered so far.

In Bengaluru, 13 officers from the K.G. Nagara police station and 15 from the Subramnyanagar police station were infected.

The police have seized 474 two wheelers, 26 autos, 47 cars so far for curfew violations in Bengaluru.

At least 33,640 cases have been lodged for not wearing masks and an amount of Rs 85,66,250 fine has been collected from the violators.

In the last 24 hours alone, 376 cases have been lodged and Rs 88,000 fine amount has been collected.

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Published on: Saturday, January 15, 2022, 03:53 PM IST