December 3, 2020


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Six Covid positive students writes CET in Ballari

As many as six students, who have tested COVID-19 positive, wrote the Karnataka Common Entrance Test at Dental College, Ballari on Thursday.

The exam is being conducted by the Karnataka government after the High Court allowed the government to go ahead with exams as planned on July 30 & 31.

Deputy Commissioner S.S. Nakul said in a press release on Thursday, “All six COVID-19 positive students will arrive at the examination center in ambulances wearing PPE kits from their home isolation.”

Among the students appearing for the exam, two are from Siruguppa, two from Ballari city and two from Huvinahadagali.
Reportedly about 2 lakh students will appear for the CET exams across the state. The HC has asked the government that all students that come to appear for the exam should be allowed to give the exam.

Karnataka state is hit badly by COVID-19. Total count of active in state is 67,456 while 42,901 patients have recovered as on morning of July 30, 2020.

The office of Deputy Chief Minister Dr CN Ashwathnarayan has assured that all the officials, District Collectors and Police officials are completely prepared as per Standard Operating Procedure (SOP). They have put in place all the necessary protocols and will take all necessary required precautions. All centres will strictly follow wearing of masks and physical distancing.

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