The latest move comes after at least 25 students at a private nursing school in Saravanampatty tested positive for COVID.
“Boys and girls who came from Kerala and are studying in a private facility within the confines of the Coimbatore Corporation tested positive for the infection,” the corporation commissioner Raja Gopal Sunkara said in a statement Tuesday.
Therefore, students coming from other states should be quarantined in the college dorm for 10 days, even after taking both doses according to mandatory state and federal standards.
“If students from other states were allowed to mix without quarantine, action would be taken against the college and management would be fined,” added the commissioner.
Some students who had returned to their college from Kerala two days ago with all the required documents did not show any symptoms of the infection when checked at the interstate checkpoint. But they later developed the infection and spread it to others as well.
In the meantime, the citizenship has issued a notice to the university management asking them to explain that they have not been informed about the students who tested positive. Health officials disinfected the dormitory and the unaffected students were moved to another dormitory to prevent further spread among them.