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The order was passed in view of the fact that students were at great risk of being infected from the coronavirus since many of these COVID-19 examination centres were in schools.
The Uttarakhand High Court has directed the thorough sanitisation of all schools that have been used as COVID-19 quarantine centres, particularly in village and tehsil level, given that Board exams at these schools are due to be conducted later this month.
The order passed by the Bench of Justices Ravindra Maithani and Sudhanshu Dhulia on Friday states,
The order was passed after listening to the concerns raised by Advocate Shiv Bhatt, who apprised the Court that the State Board Examinations for Class X and XII students was scheduled to be conducted from June 22 to 25.
He told the court that the students were at great risk of being infected from the coronavirus since many of these examination centres were in school premises where quarantine centres were located.
The Advocate General SN Babulkar, told the Court that no examination was being held in any educational institutions which are presently being run as an Institutional quarantine centre.
However, he informed that some of the educational institutions were earlier used as quarantine centres, adding that they were all vacated and cleared by June 15. Further, they were sanitised as well, the AG said.