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Covid-19 Negative Report Mandatory for Teachers and Students Ahead of Opening of Colleges in Karnataka

An worker checks the temperature of a pupil as colleges reopen.(Representational picture)

After eight months of COVID-19 induced lockdown, the Karnataka authorities has determined to start out the diploma, engineering and diploma faculties from November 17 and Medical, nursing, AYUSH and paramedical faculties from December 1.

  • PTI Bengaluru
  • Last Updated: November 13, 2020, 23:41 IST
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A COVID-19 RT-PCR destructive take a look at report might be necessary for all of the lecturers, college students and non-teaching employees with the Karnataka Government deciding to reopen the diploma, medical and engineering faculties. After eight months of COVID-19 induced lockdown, the Karnataka authorities has determined to start out the diploma, engineering and diploma faculties from November 17 and Medical, nursing, AYUSH and paramedical faculties from December 1.

In view of the reopening of faculties, the Commissioner of Health and Family Welfare Pankaj Kumar Pandey handed the order making RT-PCR take a look at report necessary. “As per SoP issued from Government of Karnataka, all lecturers, college students and non-teaching employees members of faculties and hostels shall produce a COVID-19 RT-PCR destructive take a look at report, which is completed inside 72 hours earlier than the day of becoming a member of,” the order stated.

Pandey instructed the well being employees to gather the samples from lecturers, college students and non- educating employees of each faculties and hostels, with none delays and facilitate fast testing. He directed all of the labs to hold out testing of those samples via pooled (1:5) testing course of and add the outcomes on 1CMR portal instantly.

Deputy Commissioners of all districts and the Special Commissioner (Health) of the Bruhat Bengaluru Mahanagara Palike have been requested to observe and make sure the testing is carried out in a clean method. Pandey stated the take a look at outcomes might be despatched by SMS to registered cell numbers in ICMR portal.

It may also be accessed by visiting covidwar.karnataka.goV.in/servicel, for lab stories, he added.

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