Police Training School in Karnataka’s Dharwad turns Covid-19 hotspot | Hubballi News – Times of India

DHARWAD: The Police Training School on Kalghatagi Road, Dharwad, has become a Covid hotspot with over 100 trainees and some staff members contracting an infection over the past few days.
On Saturday, 46 trainees tested positive, sparking panic among inmates. The school provides basic training for newly recruited police constables, The present batch has 380 trainees from different parts of the state. They all stay on the campus.
Training for the current batch began in March, but was halted when the nationwide lockdown was announced. The trainees were sent back home, but were summoned back to the school about a month ago and training resumed.
Some visiting faculty, including retired police officers, has refused to conduct classes fearing infection. However, training continued with the help of regular instructors.
“Training had continued even after some trainees and staff tested positive, but now it has been stopped for the past week. However, trainees continue to stay in the hostel,” said an insider. On retired officer said, “I don’t know how training has continued here when lockdown guidelines prohibit conducting classes in schools and colleges.”

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