Two Students Appearing For Kerala Engineering Entrance Exam, Parent Test COVID-19 Positive

Thiruvananthapuram: Two candidates who attended Kerala Engineering Architecture Medical (KEAM) entrance examination and a parent of another candidate have tested positive for COVID-19, reported Livemint on Tuesday.The students appeared for the exam on July 16 in two different centres of the city — Thycaud and Karamana. Several other students who attended the exam have been quarantined.Social distancing norms were violated as students and their parents gathered outside the Kerala Engineering Architecture Medical (KEAM) examination centre in Pattom of Thiruvananthapuram.

The Commissioner of Entrance Examination had reportedly said the state will conduct the Kerala Engineering Architecture Medical (KEAM) exam on July 16 as per schedule.

“The entrance examinations would be held as scheduled. Special test centres were being opened in hot spots/containment zones so that students in those areas can take the entrance exam without going out,” Vijayan said.

He also said that special arrangements will be made for those students in quarantine or those coming from red zones. Over one lakh candidates will appear for the entrance examination, to be conducted in 342 centres located at Kerala, Delhi, Mumbai and Dubai on July 16.

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