Corona of 91 students of Noakhali Nursing and Midwifery College has been identified. Authorities have announced the closure of the classroom after receiving the test report.
Among the victims are 28 first-year students of two batches of Diploma in Nursing Science and Diploma in Midwifery, 40 from the second year and 23 from the third year.
District Civil Surgeon. Masum Iftekhar said the corona of 91 students of Noakhali Nursing and Midwifery College has been identified since last Monday. Everyone is tested as soon as one is identified. Then the report of 90 students came positive. The victims have been kept under observation.
College principal Khaleda Khanam said, “The students went home on a seven-day leave from January 3. When I returned at the end of the holiday, I went to their class on Monday. Then I saw some people coughing. I wanted to know if anyone has a fever or sore throat. One student reported having a sore throat and fever. Another said she had a fever for two days. The rest of the students said they had a cough though there was no such problem.”
The two students were immediately sent to the 250-bed Noakhali General Hospital for coronary examination. The report of one of them came back positive. On Tuesday, 55 more students took the sample test and 10 of them tested positive.
Officials of the Corona Unit of Noakhali General Hospital came to the college on Wednesday and took samples of the remaining students. The hospital was told on Thursday that 80 students had received corona positive reports.
He added that 10 of the victims have been sent home with their guardians with the permission of the DG. The remaining 81 are in-home quarantine in college hostels. Although they have some symptoms of the corona, they are much better now.