39 fully vaccinated students of Thrissur medical college test positive for COVID-19


Thrissur: At least 39 fully vaccinated medical students of the Government Medical Hospital here have tested positive for COVID-19, hospital authorities said on Monday.

None of the students showed severe symptoms and were sent home as a precautionary step. A coffee house inside the campus was also shut down after 13 employees tested positive for coronavirus.

The medical college, closed due to COVID-19 induced lockdown, was reopened on June 1 and the first batch of the students reported back to the campus on June 5.

The second batch of 175 students arrived on June 6, among whom the first case of COVID-19 was confirmed the same day, the authorities said.

When the cases started rising, the authorities conducted COVID tests for all students of that batch on July 17. They were allowed to go home after 20 of them tested positive for the virus.

Three batches of the students are staying back in the campus as their examination is now underway, they said.

Nineteen students in these batches have tested positive for COVID-19.

"A total of 39 medical students have tested positive for COVID-19 since June 6. All of them had taken two doses of the vaccine," a hospital authority said.

The students who tested positive have been admitted to the hospital.

They have been allowed to appear for the theory examination in specially arranged rooms.

Besides them, 17 students of the Dental college in the Medical College campus have also tested positive for coronavirus.

(With inputs from PTI)

The comments posted here/below/in the given space are not on behalf of Onmanorama. The person posting the comment will be in sole ownership of its responsibility. According to the central government's IT rules, obscene or offensive statement made against a person, religion, community or nation is a punishable offense, and legal action would be taken against people who indulge in such activities.