Kundapur: Another SSLC student tests positive for coronavirus

Daijiworld Media Network - Kundapur

Kundapur, Jun 30: Two days after an SSLC student tested positive for COVID-19 in a centre at Padubidri, another student tested positive in Kundapur taluk on Tuesday June 30.

It is learnt that relatives of the student had come from Mumbai a month ago but all of them tested negative. However, on Monday night when the student complained of headache, her swab samples were sent for testing immediately. The reports which came earlier today showed positive for the virus.

The student has written three exams till now and has been advised to write the pending exams in August.

This has created fear among students appearing for the SSLC exams which is scheduled to end on July 4. The authorities concerned have said that there is nothing to fear and that all the precautionary measures in the examination halls were strictly adhered to, and it leaves no fear of students getting infected.

Additional district commissioner, Sadashiva Prabhu said that the classroom in which the student had appeared for the exam was immediately disinfected. "There is no fear of getting the infection as the classroom where she wrote the exam was disinfected yesterday," he said.

In the earlier case, the girl had appeared for two papers on June 25 and June 27 while her father tested positive. Upon concern, she was tested on Sunday, June 28 in which her report confirmed that she had contracted the infection.

Health officials have reassured that all safety protocols were being carried out and there is no need for students to opt for voluntary testing as students are less likely to get infected.





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  • Anonynous, Usa

    Tue, Jun 30 2020

    You say all the safety protocols took place , but what happens once the kids go out of the school gate, do they still follow safety protocols , do they maintain social distancing. This mentality will always linger in kids who will think that exams are the only things that are prerequisite to sucess. Very disappointing.

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  • Anonynous, Dubai

    Tue, Jun 30 2020

    These exams just take a mental toll in thise students appearing for exam. In such a anxious environment, how can anyone write an exam. I pray for all the kids wjo have no option rather than writing the remaining exams, unless the govt takes a stand.

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  • Jossey Saldanha, Mumbai

    Tue, Jun 30 2020

    Need to find out if the student had contacted Corona Virus from the Classroom or Elsewhere ...

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  • Lawrence Lobo, Mangalore

    Tue, Jun 30 2020

    Stubben government poor decisions students are suffering.

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  • R.Bhandarkar, Mangaluru...

    Tue, Jun 30 2020

    Minister for Medical Education, his near family are under COVID treatment.
    Under such circumstances what was the logic of conducting the exams?
    Moreover some useless fellow comes on TV and says strict rregulations will be enforced after SSLC exams !
    Very senseless..

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  • Cynthia, Kirem

    Tue, Jun 30 2020

    Bhandar Sir, I feel it's useless to write anything on the topic of exams... Education dept. says "we are with you " ....how and what way? Who has to suffer ultimately? Can education dept. experience the sufferings of infected students or the panic/depression/stress/fear/anxiety their parents going through? Whatever we say, it's like "ಕಿವುಡನ ಮುಂದೆ ಕಿನ್ನರಿ ಭಾರಿಸಿದಂತೆ".

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  • Mike, Mangalore

    Tue, Jun 30 2020

    All social distancing norms and standards adhered too. Great. Thats after they enter the gate. Did they see if the students did not meet to study last minute before the exam or discuss how was the paper after..

    Oh thats not your responsibility because u will not appy common sense.

    Parents had protected n kept their children but now the Education Minister must be held personally responsible as he indirectly forced them out of their house..
    Abatement to indulge in taking risk.

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