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Kerala Chief Minister: State’s public examinations can be held now…

New Delhi: Kerala’s Chief Minister, Pinarayi Vijayan, has said that the state’s public examinations can now be held as Covid-imposed limitations have been lifted in the state. On June 15, the Chief Minister said that the relaxation of limitations was due to a drop in current Covid cases. Vijayan, on the other hand, has advised people to maintain and follow safety precautions in the fight against the coronavirus.

Kerala had a daily increase of 7,719 Covid cases on Tuesday, bringing the total number of infections to 27,35,958, with 161 fatalities bringing the death toll to 11,342. When asked about Kerala’s Test Positivity Rate, the Chief Minister stated that all districts except Thiruvananthapuram, where the positivity rate was below 15%.

Kerala government has scheduled the Higher Secondary and Vocational Higher Secondary practical exams from June 21 to July 7. Due to the COVID-19 situation, the state administration conducted virtual reopening of schools and launched online classes for pupils through its education channel Kite Victers last week for the second year in a row.

In addition, the government is taking steps to bridge the digital divide among students. During the COVID-19 era, Kerala Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan declared that internet access and digital devices will be offered to all students in the state, regardless of their financial or geographical limitations, so that they may take online lessons without any issues.

“Relaxation in lockdown will be allowed on the basis of test positivity rate under local self-government bodies. Local bodies with below 8 per cent test positivity rate (TPR) to function normally with restrictions, the opening of shops will also be allowed,” chief minister Pinarayi Vijayan said on Tuesday while relaxing the lockdown in the State.