Udupi, Jun 28: A student appearing for the Secondary School Leaving Certificate (SSLC) exams in Kaup taluk of Udupi district has tested positive for the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) infection.
Officials of the Department of Public Instruction (DPI) and Udupi District Health and Family Welfare Department have confirmed the report.
The 16-year-old girl had appeared for the Kannada and Mathematics exams on June 25 and 27 respectively.
Her throat swabs were sent for testing on June 27 after her father tested covid-19 positive. Today she too obtained positive report.
The student is unlikely to appear for the science paper on June 29.
Meanwhile, health officers have ruled out the possibility of subjecting other students to covid-19 test as all necessary precautions such as physical distancing and usage of sanitization were taken in the examination centre.
Udupi | Girl appearing for SSLC exam tests covid positive in Kaup