Covid-19 Tests Mandatory for Trainees and Educators as Bengaluru Colleges Set to Resume Today
Students and teachers with only negative Covid test outcomes would be allowed to participate in classes when degree colleges in the city resume from Tuesday, an official stated.
” As per the guidelines and standard operating procedure of the University Grants Commission (UGC) and the state federal government, students, instructors and staff will be allowed to get in the college only if their Covid test is unfavorable,” said Bruhat Bengaluru Mahangara Palika Commissioner N. Manjunatha Prasad in a statement here on Monday.
The Karnataka federal government permitted state-run and private colleges to reopen from Tuesday after remaining shut for over 7 months due to Covid-induced lockdown.
The state capital has 432 state-run and private colleges, with about 60,000 trainees, teachers and non-teaching staff.
” All trainees and teachers have to produce a certificate with unfavorable outcome from a RT-PCR test, showing they are devoid of the infection,” said Prasad.
Using of face masks, washing hands with sanitiser, and preserving physical distance in classes and schools are also obligatory for trainees, teachers and staff.
” Students remaining in hostels in college schools or outside in the city likewise need to go through RT-PCR test for the infection prior to going for classes.
” The test outcome will stand for 72 hours (3 days) in the absence of any Covid sign. Students and faculty can take the test at any of the 141 city primary health centres in 198 civic wards across the city,” said Prasad.
The civic body has also deployed 450 mobile swab collection teams near colleges to perform the Covid test.
Prasad stated that they expect about 30 per cent of trainees to attend their colleges at first as much of them watch out for getting contaminated.
The trainees have actually likewise been given the option of participating in classes online in case their parents are not ready to let them participate in college.
Engineering and medical colleges in the state will reopen from December 1, while the state federal government has deferred reopening of schools till more notice.
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