KCET 2020 – 1.47 lakh students, including 60 Covid-19 positive write CET in Karnataka. Out of the 1.94 lakh students who had enrolled for it, a total of 1.47 lakh appeared on the first day of the three-day test at 497 centres across the state, marking about 75 per cent attendance. Sixty COVID-19 positive students were among the 1.47 lakh who appeared for the Karnataka Common Entrance Test for engineering and other courses which began on Thursday with precautionary measures such as social distancing.
60 of the students, including 12 from the city, were infected by the coronavirus and special arrangements, including separate seating, had been made for them. ‘Elaborate arrangements were made for the COVID-19 infected students to appear for the exam. They were brought to the examination centres and dropped back to their respective places in the department’s ambulance,’ the Deputy Chief Minister said.
The Deputy Chief Minister of the state also confirmed, “elaborate arrangements were made for the COVID-19 infected students to appear for the exam. They were brought to the examination centres and dropped back to their respective places in the department’s ambulance.
“Taking all precautionary measures to contain the infection, usage of masks and sanitisers was made mandatory by the Government. For the maintenance of social distancing, only 24 students were allowed in one exam hall. The Deputy Chief Minister ensured all proper arrangements before the commencement of exams. He said, “We are abiding by the guidelines issued by the high court. There are no shortcomings in the arrangements by the government. Students can happily appear for the exam.”
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