Social distancing norms violated as students, parents gather outside exam centre in Kerala

South India

Social distancing norms were violated as students and their parents gathered outside a Kerala Engineering Architecture Medical (KEAM) examination centre in Pattom of Thiruvananthapuram on Thursday, reported news agency ANI


On Thursday, the government had conducted KEAM entrance examination across the State.

Parents and students crowded outside St.Mary’s higher secondary school, Pattom soon after the examination was over in the evening violating all Covid-19 guidelines. 

The photos and videos of the crowd surfaced on social media.

Thiruvananthapuram city is under lockdown and authorities had ensured security measures in conducting entrance examinations.

On Thursday, Kerala recorded its highest single-day spike of 722 new active Covid-19 cases. The total COVID-19 cases reached 10,275 of which 5,372 are active cases.

On Thursday, 481 were infected through local transmission, and the source of infection in 34 of them is still unknown.

The gravest situation is in the capital city Thiruvananthapuram. Of the 722 new covid-19 cases reported on Thursday, 339 cases reported in Thiruvananthapuram alone.


With inputs from ANI

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