At least 5 of the greater than 88,000 students, who took up the Kerala Engineering Architecture Medical (KEAM) examination held lately throughout the state, have examined optimistic for COVID-19.
While three students have been discovered to be contaminated by the virus on July 21, two others examined optimistic on Wednesday, district officers said.
The state authorities has been dealing with criticism from the Opposition events for holding the exam regardless of the excessive prevalence of COVID-19 circumstances in the state.
Meanwhile, a case has been registered towards at the least 300 folks for gathering exterior one of many exam centres in the city to obtain their wards after the exam on July 16.
“The case was registered on July 17 after the picture of the crowdappeared in one of thenewspapers.
The case was filed for not adhering to the COVID-19 health protocol in public space,” a police official advised PTI.
Leaders of opposition events have flayed the federal government’s choice to conduct the exam in the course of the COVID-19 disaster regardless of appeals to defer it.
“This crowd of students crowding to enter an exam centre for #keam2020 have made a mockery of the social distancing norms.
A Govt which wants to combat #Covid19 would not be foolish enough to persist with these exams when students (&this M.P.) have pleaded for their postponement!,” Thiruvananthapuram MP Shashi Tharoor tweeted together with an image of the group in entrance of an exam centres in the state capital.
A 19-year-old pupil, who appeared for the exam at Thycaud authorities academics coaching faculty and an 18-year- previous who sat for the exam on the Government Girls Higher Secondary School in Karamana are the 2 who have examined optimistic right here.
District officers said the contact tracing of the coed at Thycaud has been carried out as he took up the check with 20 others.
“Out of the 88,500 students, only three tested positive on Tuesday. One student was already under observation and wrote the exam in a separate room.
The one in Thiruvananthapuram appeared for it along with other students,” Vijayan said.
The third pupil was from Kozhikode.
Also, the daddy of a candidate, who accompanied his son to the exam centre at Cotton Hill college, has examined optimistic.
He had remained on the college premises until the examination was over.
On Wednesday, two students, one every from Kollam and Thiruvananthapuram, examined optimistic.
Kerala on Tuesday reported 720 recent circumstances of COVID-19 taking the overall variety of contaminated individuals in the state to 13,994.
Out of the 720 optimistic circumstances, 528 have been contaminated from their contacts.