Despite the high prevalence of COVID-19 cases in the State, the Kerala State Government had conducted the Kerala Engineering Architectural Medical (KEAM) exam. As a result, around 88,000 students who appeared for KEAM 2020 were tested positive for COVID-19. Therefore the State Government has issued strict guidelines for NEET UG exam and already begun preparations for the conduct of NEET UG exam on September 13, 2020.
To ensure that no infection transmission happens between students or other exam conducting authorities, the health department has stipulated that students coming from abroad and other States, including those accompanying them, to appear for the NEET UG exam should stay in home or institutional quarantine for 14 days from their time of arrival in the State. However, students or parents can seek the exemption from the institutional quarantine by submitting the negative RT-PCR test report on arrival. However the test should have been conducted 96 hours prior to undertaking the journey.
The health department has also decided to allocate separate exam centres or classrooms for the students under quarantine and for those coming from containment zones. In addition, a minimum of two field-level health care workers (One for male, one for female) will be posted at each NEET UG 2020 exam centre in Kerala.
The authorities in charge of the respective NEET UG exam centres will be directed to make necessary infrastructure arrangements in consultation with the health department. Invigilators will be trained on how to conduct the NEET UG exam with COVID-19 prevention. Other recommendations include not conducting NEET UG exam in AC rooms or halls, making it mandatory for all invigilators to wear triple-layer masks and gloves, placing NEET UG answer sheets into a large plastic bag kept in the classroom hall, etc.
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