Mumbai: 29 Students from KEM Medical College Test Positive

At least 29 MBBS students from Mumbai’s King Edward Memorial (KEM) medical college, 27 of them with at least one shot of the vaccine, have tested positive for the coronavirus disease (Covid-19). Mumbai mayor Kishori Pednekar on Thursday said that it is still unclear as to how the students contracted the viral disease.

“A total of 29 students have tested positive. Of these 27 were vaccinated with at least one dose,” confirmed KEM medical college dean Dr Hemant Deshmukh.

“Some of them have mild symptoms. It may have spread due to some cultural or sports event held in the college,” said Pednekar.

Reports of the infection have raised an alarm in Mumbai is a serious concern, Maharashtra Chief Minister has been regularly asking people to follow Covid-19 protocols appropriately even if the person is fully vaccinated but people seem to be ignoring it, she told media.

According to reports, at least two people have been admitted to Seven Hills Hospital, while the others have been quarantined. An investigation is underway.

This comes a day after the Mumbai mayor announced standard operation procedures (SOPs) for reopening of schools in the city from October 4.

Mumbai reported 527 new coronavirus cases and six deaths in the past 24 hours. The daily rise in infections exceeded 500 once again after falling below 400 during the previous two days.

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