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Karnataka: Asymptomatic Covid-19 positive students can write CET examination

July 23, 2020

The Karnataka government has come out with new protocols about the conducting of the CET examination 2020 in order to ensure that even COVID positive candidates are not denied a chance. Students have to inform officials well in advance and get a physicians letter and about 108 ambulances will transport these candidates between hospital and exam centre.

The examination scheduled for July 30 and 31 requires the students to be present two hours in advance. They are also carry tiffin boxes and they will be given a special hall to write the CET exam.

Deputy Chief Minister C N Ashwathnarayan told The Indian Express, “KCET 2020 will take place as scheduled on July 30 and 31 adhering to all guidelines issued by the Health Department. All Deputy Commissioners have been directed to arrange exclusive exam centres and rooms for candidates who are asymptomatic and have tested positive for Covid-19.”

Halls will be sanitised after the exam. Precautionary measures for staff handling such students have been informed about their protocols. For those who come from containment zone, their halls should be cleaned with 1 per cent sodium hypochlorite within 30 minutes of their departure and the room can be used only after 24 hours, it added.

Students who are coming from other states and countries are relieved from the mandatory two weeks quarantine. The health department has sought coordination of various levels of officials from the departments to enforce this under their respective deputy commissioner.

Three feet distance is mandated in the exam hall, ensuring only two students per bench, and the strength of the hall should not exceed 24 students.

Students have to be informed about their seats arrangement in advance so as to avoid gathering at the notice board, noted the notification by the health department. Besides, all students are expected to wear a mask. 50 surgical masks should be given to every exam centre and are to be bought using the natural disaster management fund.

Source: The New Indian Express

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