Class 11th exam postponed in Kerala as SC intervenes

In its ruling, the court stated that youngsters of a vulnerable age should not be exposed to the risk, citing the fact that about 35,000 cases are reported every day in the state.

NEW DELHI — The Kerala government’s plan to hold the Class XI examination physically from September 6 has been temporarily halted by the Supreme Court.

The apex court reached this judgement in the face of an increase in COVID-19 cases in the state. The next hearing will be on September 13th.

Can’t expose children to risk, says SC

The state’s Supreme Court has voiced worry over the rising number of COVID cases. The situation in the state is alarming, according to the court, due to the continued rise of viral infections.

The court stated in its judgement that children of a vulnerable age should not be exposed to the danger as approximately 35,000 cases are recorded daily in the state.

The decision was handed down by a three-judge panel consisting of Justice AM Khanwilkar, Justice Hrishikesh Roy, and Justice CT Ravikumar.

Justice Hrishikesh Roy observed that he has served as Chief Justice of Kerala in the past, and he is confident that the state has one of the greatest medical infrastructures in the country. Despite this, Roy said as per NDTV, Kerala has not been able to keep Covid infections under control.

Cases increasing at brisk pace

Kerala, which reported the country’s first Coronavirus case in early 2020, reported 32,097 additional COVID-19 illnesses and 188 deaths on September 2, bringing the total number of infections and deaths to 41,22,133 and 21,149, respectively.

Kerala had recorded over 30,000 coronavirus infections for the third day in a row. COVID cases in the state account for more than 70% of all cases in the country.

Kerala needs to make efforts to stem the rising cases

Kerala needs to speed up its efforts to reduce the rising number of COVID cases, according to the Union Health Ministry, which asked for a “smart and strategic lockdown.”

The Ministry of Health has previously warned that if adequate measures were not taken, the disease may now spread to neighbouring states.

Regardless of vaccination status, passengers from Kerala must produce a negative RT-PCR test no older than 72 hours, according to the state of Karnataka.

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