Mangaluru: Dr. Rajendra K. V., the Dakshina Kannada District Deputy Commissioner (DC) has informed that that the district is being closely monitored after it was found that omicron has spread to the district. He also said that the Health Department has been assigned with finding how a local student who had not travelled anywhere got to be infected.
One of the City’s nursing college students who tested positive for the pandemic has been tested positive for Omicron variant. “All infected people have been quarantined, and throat swabs from everyone on the college campus have been collected and tested. We have instructed the people in charge to gather all of the students’ travel details. The five people who have been infected with omicron are all students who have never travelled outside of the State. One of them is a girl student from another state who is studying her in the City,” he said.
He further informed that Dakshina Kannada has a close association with Kasargod in Kerala as most residents of Kasargod and Kannur rely on the City for health care and education. Kerala’s positivity rate is between 8 per cent and 9 per cent. The district of Dakshina Kannada has a 40-kilometer border with Kerala. he Kerala border is only ten kilometres away from the City, and there are more than 70 points of entry between the two districts. “We have been keeping a close eye on these areas. For persons entering Karnataka from Kerala, an RT-PCR report is now required. Even those who have been vaccinated are required to provide travel details,” he affirmed.