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Education Minister rejects reports of 32 students contracting COVID-19 from SSLC exam centres

Mangalore Today News Network

Bengaluru, July 5, 2020: Karnataka Education Minister Suresh Kumar has dismissed reports that 32 students who appeared for SSLC class 10 examination contracted coronavirus (COVID-19) from the test centres.

While speaking to the media, the state’s education minister said, “I can vouch for this that not even a single student got infected at the examination centers. The 32 students tested positive at various stages and were carrying it (coronavirus) from other places.”

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Meanwhile, opposition leader Siddaramaiah on Saturday suggested that the Karnataka government ascertain whether the recently concluded class 10 exam was conducted safely by checking the primary contacts of patients testing positive for COVID-19, between June 15 to July 20.

He said to PTI, “We will have to wait for 15 days to know the exact outcome. "@CMofKarnataka seems to be motivated & overconfident to conduct more exams after ’assuming’ that SSLC exams were conducted safely. I too hope that everybody are safe.”

The Karnataka SSLC exam was conducted amid a lot of opposition from both public and students’ parents. Earlier also a student was tested positive in the middle of Mathematics exam at a center located in Hassan district when he was informed by the authorities about the situation.

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