UP CM Yogi Adityanath on Competitive Exam: Uttar Pradesh CM Yogi Adityanath has directed officials from education department as well as local district magistrates to ensure that social distancing norms are followed during holding of competitive exams in the state. He also directed officials to setup additional examination as per the needs and also make elaborate arrangements to ensure that candidates are able to appear for the entrance tests easily. The direction from the Chief Ministers comes amid fears of overcrowding at exam centres that may trigger rise in the COVID-19 cases in the state.
Avoid Overcrowding, Huge Gatherings at Exam Centres: UP to Officials
With a steady rise in the number of Coronavirus pandemic cases in the states, many students, parents and even academic experts have hinted that holding entrance exams at such a precarious time might trigger a new wave of COVID-19 infections. To address such concerns, Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath on Sunday directed officials to ensure huge gatherings are not allowed during the entrance and competitive examinations in the state. He also directed officials to ensure that the COVID-19 precautions protocol issued by the Health Dept are followed while holding of the exams. The directions were passed on to officers at a high-level meeting held in Lucknow on Sunday.
CM highlights need for extra vigilance over COVID-19 crisis
Taking into account the consistently rising number of Coronavirus cases in the state, UP CM Yogi Adityanath pressed the need to increase vigilance and contact tracking to keep infection numbers in check. He said that the vigilance and precautions needs to be increased in hotspot areas or ditricts such as Lucknow and Kanpur districts where a large number of COVID-19 cases have been identified. According to officials, 814 cases were reported from Lucknow and 397 from Kanpur on Sunday and the number was expected to escalate further.