District surveillance officer Dr Charani said that all the students have been isolated in a hospital. (Representational Image)
BENGALURU: As many as 33 students of a medical college in Karnataka’s Kolar district tested positive for Covid-19 on Saturday.
District surveillance officer Dr Charani said that all the students have been isolated in a hospital.
Meanwhile, chief minister Basavaraj Bommai has said he would hold a meeting with experts on Sunday in Bengaluru in view of the rising Omicron cases in the country.
“Omicron is rising in the country. My fear is that the Covid-19 cases are rising in Maharashtra, Kerala as well as in Tamil Nadu. This scares me. After reaching Bengaluru, I will discuss with all the important people and will decide the next course of action keeping in view the present situation,” Bommai said.
Regarding night curfew, he said it will be decided in the meeting.
To a query on the possibility of giving booster dose, Bommai said the Centre will take a call on it.
He also said that the guidelines issued earlier are still continuing in the state. However, after reviewing the situation, more strict measures can be initiated.
Karnataka has seen 31 Omicron cases and a majority of infected persons were asymptomatic. Barring the minors, all of them have been vaccinated.
(With inputs from agencies)