Udupi: SSLC student who appeared for exam in Padubidri tests positive for coronavirus


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Udupi, Jun 28: The SSLC student whose father had contracted coronavirus has also tested positive, Udupi health and family welfare department has said.

The girl had written the SSLC Kannada paper on June 25 and mathematics paper on June 27. Her father was then reported to have tested postive for coronavirus. She was then tested and on Sunday, her reported confirmed that she too has contracted the infection.

She will not be allowed to write the remaining exams.

Health officials said that as social distancing and other safety norms were followed during the exams, it was not necessary to subject other students to coronovirus test.

 

Earlier Report

A family member of a student who appeared for SSLC exam in a centre at Padubidri here has tested positive for coronavirus, sources said, giving rise to concerns among students, the district authorities and the examination officials.

It is learnt that the student's father has tested positive for coronavirus.

The student had appeared for the SSLC exam along with several other students. Social distancing was maintained and other norms were followed throughout.


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Sources said that with the student's father testing positive, other students who appeared for the exam are now worried.

The student's swab has been collected and sent for testing. The report will be received by Sunday June 28 evening, informed DDPI Sheshashayana Karinja.

If the student also tests positive for coronavirus, she will not be allowed to appear for rest of the exams. Students who are unable to appear for the exam due to coronavirus are allowed to write the supplementary exams as regular students. The student will not be allowed to write further exams until the report arrives, sources said.

If the student tests negative, special arrangements will be made by the department to ensure that the student writes the next exam in an isolated room away from the other students, Karinja said. 

After much delay due to lockdown over coronavirus outbreak, the SSLC exams began in the state on June 25 with strict safety measures in place. The exams will conclude on July 4.

 

 

 

  

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  • Shekar Moily Padebettu, Udupi/India

    Sun, Jun 28 2020

    Although government was boasting that everything will be in place and all the precautions were taken in the best interest of children's health and safety and to carry out the examinations on due date without any fear.This was expected but it was the gross negligence and utter failure of the system due to an ego of the concerned authorities.Now who has to bear the brunt,government will simply say that it is not our duty and it was the duty of parents whether or not to send their children for their examinations and wash their hands.
    Corona virus is such a dreadful disease,it will infect anyone,at any given point of time regardless of their age,religion,,status,ego etc.
    In spite of stiff oppositions from different quarters to hold the examinations,our honorable government went ahead for conducting examinations at the cost of poor,innocent children and their parents.Government should have taken into consideration of stiff oppositions from different angles,there could have been a ample scope for wavering of examinations this time.But government gone one step ahead thinking that nothing will happen.Now government should be blamed for this decision of holding examinations in hurry and whole responsibilities should be on government and all the expenses incurring for the treatment of the children should also be borne by the government.

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  • Deepa, Udupi

    Sun, Jun 28 2020

    I really don't understand what was the urgency to conduct exams, now the Government is responsible if other children contracts the virus and moreover wearing the mask for 3 hrs and writing the exams is a pain and to add to it children will fear during examination now.

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  • Alwin, Mangalore

    Sun, Jun 28 2020

    The government declared from next Sunday.This Sunday highest infection in the state. As there is SSLC exam next Saturday no lockdown.There is night curfew. The education minister Mr Suresh Kumar regarded as a nice politicians and we believed him. The present circumstance we feel he subsidised his human maturity by political maturity. State has conducted SSLC exam and positive cases reported in the state.he dealt with innocent student as might is right. If any thing going he and his government held personal responsible. Even now minister should release his pride and save our children. The education of SSLC children received now the competition is going on race for grade at the cost of life

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  • Farhan Honnala, Udupi

    Sun, Jun 28 2020

    Education Minister Suresh Kumar is directly responsible for this.
    Both Central & State govt is ignoring lives of common peoples.
    Either its lockdown, quarantine or SSLC exams matter everything is unplanned... Don’t know what they are going to achieve by this silly decisions.
    Start questioning & stop blindly supporting our govt.

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  • Pinto, MANGALORE

    Sun, Jun 28 2020

    Exams will still continue from tomorrow .. parents have no choice but let their children write exams and children are helpless too...

    From tomorrow students will b scared of the students next to them n invigilators and vice versa.

    Education minister will wash off his hands at the cost of the lives of our innocent children...


    This is what we call as incredible india .

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  • CA girishkk, M'lore/dxb

    Sun, Jun 28 2020

    Psychological torture to students...,

    Jh
    Jai hind

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  • Pinto, MANGALORE

    Sun, Jun 28 2020

    Yes emotional athyachaar

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  • Dylan, Mangalore

    Sun, Jun 28 2020

    What was the hurry to conduct the exams, already late could have waited till August. The minister or the State government should be held responsible.

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  • Vikram, Dubai

    Sun, Jun 28 2020

    Minister Suresh Kumar thinks waste of student 1 year is more precious than their life ...STUPID .

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  • Imtiaz Ahmed, Mangalore

    Sun, Jun 28 2020

    Rightly said what was the hurry in conducting exams during this crisis. Government is worried as it will lose its income if exams are postponed to the next year. If one year gets wasted then life will not become useless.

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  • R.Bhandarkar, Mangaluru...

    Sun, Jun 28 2020

    Just imagine the plight of other students in her classroom who gave exams as well as those of the parents !
    Exams in such an atmosphere ?
    How Draconian ...

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  • Tilak, Blore

    Sun, Jun 28 2020

    Conducting exams at this juncture is not correct.

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  • R.Bhandarkar, Mangaluru...

    Sun, Jun 28 2020

    Suresh Kumar and team will have a lot to Answer...
    I have read about cases in Bellary also of students..
    This R. ASOKAA somebody saying rules will be more strict after SSLC exams... Meaning they have taken lives of Students lightly...
    Sunday LD... Thinking COVID will rest on Sundays !!
    Tell you what
    GOK gone for a Toss !

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  • JNB, Bejai

    Sun, Jun 28 2020

    Commission for Protection of Child Rights will take full responsibility!!!!!!

    Quote:
    Karnataka State Commission for Protection of Child Rights has urged the state government to reopen the schools
    Unquote:

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  • Indian, Udupi

    Sun, Jun 28 2020

    JNB Bejai,
    You're right.
    Must to check how much amount transferred to Karnataka State Commission for Protection of Child Rights commissioner's account to give such statement in this peak hour of pandemic.

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  • Cynthia, Kirem

    Sun, Jun 28 2020

    Now all the officials join together and search who all are infected.... ?? Please put on duty Mr. Suresh kumar also....whats the purpose of exam... ? All the expenses should be borne by the education minister...pity on students/teachers/staff who are forced to write this exam and do exam duty ....

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  • Siya, Mangalore

    Sun, Jun 28 2020

    Mr.suresh kumar wil be responsible if any more students contract corona

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  • Chandu, Karla

    Sun, Jun 28 2020

    What was the urgency and necessity to conduct the exams during this peak period of pandemic. Students should have been promoted on the basis of their internal assessments and evaluations avoiding the disaster. Our government authorities are working like Ostriches with their heads buried in sand.

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  • Priya, Pune

    Sun, Jun 28 2020

    Is anything more important than being safe and healthy for our children in this present situation

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  • Mr Kamath, Mangalore

    Sun, Jun 28 2020

    We demand education minister to talk regarding this.. He caller many students and spoke no now talk to public. Children's safety has been put in danger we all had opposed regarding exams at the very beginningm even CBSE cancelled and here board is conducting

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  • Sonu, mangalore

    Sun, Jun 28 2020

    Aur karo exams

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  • Jossey Saldanha, Mumbai

    Sun, Jun 28 2020

    Only Andh Bhakts are allowed to Comment ...

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  • Cynthia, Kirem

    Sun, Jun 28 2020

    Many opposed right from the beginning for not conducting the exams and put children into risk.... Ministers/concerned officials are not sitting/Standing and interacting with each like these school children.... Now who is responsible?? Whole year they study, attempt tests, attend mid term exams/ internals....this year they could not assess a child's progress based on this and the activities they are involved in? If that much they can't do what else we can expect? Simply putting children into danger..... If anything happens who will take responsibility of the child and medical expenses? It's really bad....why parents didn't protest? Now one more ....child right commission came forward to open the schools on some unwanted issues... . Is this organization will take up the responsibility of each child ?

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  • Andrew, Mangalore

    Sun, Jun 28 2020

    Conducting exams during this crisis is a dangerous exercise. Feeling sorry for the students, teachers and parents.

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