Karnataka Education Minister Relieves Fears

Karnataka Education Minister Relieves Fears day after Class X students composing Board exam, Tests Positive

Certain extra measures would be taken to empower students, who showed up for the SSLC (Class 10) test with that in this manner testing COVID-19. Positive, to compose their residual papers unafraid, Karnataka Education Minister S Suresh Kumar said on Sunday.

He said each of the 18 students and the invigilator of the test corridor in the Hassan area, where a COVID-positive understudy seemed to compose the maths test on Saturday, have tried negative.

“In the event that any student is affirmed COVID-19 positive during the test, game plans will be made for different students to show up for the rest of the papers by giving them wellbeing according to the guidance of the wellbeing office,” Kumar was cited as saying in an official public statement.

As indicated by the Karnataka wellbeing division, he stated, since the warm screening, the physical separating of more than one meter, utilization of face veil, and sanitizer were followed in the test community, different students in the lobby can’t be considered as contacts.

The wellbeing division had expressed this because of an explanation looked for by the training office on contact following, the pastor said. He guided authorities to guarantee one student for every work area and keep up a separation of six feet between the work areas.

The division has proposed measures like sterilizing rooms, permitting different understudies in that space to compose the test for the rest of the period in another room or license them to take the beneficial assessment, among others, he included.

As per the Priest, the wellbeing division has distinguished around 25 understudies from over the state to be tainted by COVID-19 and they have been excluded from showing up for the continuous SSLC tests.

The tests started on June 25 and are planned to end on July 4. A student showing up for the test on Saturday at Government PU School at Mallipattana in Arakalgud taluk of Hassan area had tried positive for COVID-19.

As indicated by sources, his report came while he was in the assessment following which he was moved to another lobby and was permitted to finish the test.

“Clinical tests have affirmed that 18 different students and the invigilator of the test corridor have not been contaminated by COVID-19. Students and guardians need not stress,” Kumar said. He said the lobby where the tainted understudy composed the test has been fixed and all necessary control measures have been taken.

The contaminated student is experiencing treatment at a medical clinic. Other than slight fever, he was indicating no different side effects and was sheltered, the minister said including that the various understudies can show up for the test on Monday unafraid.

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