Telangana: During the Omicron scare, 43 students at a medical institution tested positive for COVID.

Thirteen people tested positive for COVID after arriving in Hyderabad on December 1.

On Monday, the District Medical Health Officer said that 43 students from Chalmeda Anand Rao Institute of Medical Sciences in Karimnagar, Telangana, had tested positive for COVID-19.

Following that, the state reported 156 new COVID-19 cases on Sunday, bringing the total number of people infected in the state to 6,76,943.

The medical students had participated in various events as part of annual day celebrations recently, a health official said adding the college and the hostel has been shut, as reported by PTI.

The airport's surveillance system has been beefed up.

Meanwhile, a senior health official stated on Sunday that the surveillance system at the Hyderabad international airport has been beefed up.

"We have enhanced surveillance mechanisms at the international airport in Hyderabad," Dr Srinivas Rao, Director of Public Health (DPH), stated. Since December 1, 970 passengers have arrived in the city. Thirteen were discovered to be positive after RT-PCR testing, and they were immediately relocated.

"In terms of the covid, the situation in Telangana is absolutely under control. Our recovery rate is 98.18 percent, so now is not the time for people to worry. It is, however, the moment to be cautious and vigilant, following all covid precautions like as wearing a mask, maintaining social distance, hand sanitization, and avoiding mass gatherings "erings," Rao explained.

Noting that various festivals will be held in the next two months, Rao asked everyone to conduct themselves in a proper manner.