Published: 31st July 2020
Karnataka student who wrote K-CET tweets that his grandmom tested positive for COVID, asks hall-mates to get checked
As on July 31, 5,483 corona cases were reported in Karnataka and a total of 67 COVID positive students wrote the CET exam across Karnataka. It included both symptomatic and asymptomatic cases
A flutter has been caused by the anonymous revelations made by a student on Twitter - that he had been in close proximity with someone who has since tested positive for COVID and everyone who wrote the K-CET with him ought to get themselves checked.
The PUC-2 student's grandmother has been tested positive for COVID on July 31 in Bhadravathi. On Friday evening, the student whose Twitter handle is called, A guy with some common sense, tweeted, "Hi after returning home after writing K-CET in a Girls PU college near Karnataka's Sangha Shivamogga, I found out that my grandma has tested positive for virus and anyone who wrote exam in room 6 stay safe, get yourself tested."
Hi after returning home after writing kcet in in girls put college near Karnataka sangha, shivamogga i found out that my grandma tested positive for virus anyone who wrote exam in room 6 stay safe
Soon after he tweeted it, Twitter users appreciated him for his admission. The boy even went ahead to claim that the family has quarantined themselves now. Edexlive even sourced his hall ticket issued by the Karnataka Examination Authority (KEA) but the student had declined to reveal his photo and name, as he wished anonymity. The student's hall ticket indicates that he has attended Physics, Maths and Chemistry exam.
The critical point in this issue is whether the health department along with the KEA will trace the students in this particular classroom 6 of this exam centre and get them tested for COVID -19. To confirm the same, we have reached out to Karnataka Examination Authority to know their response on this. The copy will be updated whenever we receive their response on this critical issue.
Two days ago, when the division bench was hearing the petitioner and the Government of Karnataka if K-CET exams must happen or not, the bench had suggested several times to the government to reconsider their decision to cancel the CET exam on July 30 and 31. However, the Karnataka Examination Authority as well as the Government were hell-bent upon conducting the exams. They went ahead and did so.