Uttarakhand High Court at Nainital
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Uttarakhand HC directs thorough sanitisation of schools used as COVID-19 Quarantine Centres in view of impending conduct of school exams

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.

Aishwarya Iyer

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,

"... we direct the authority concerned to sanitise these centers today as well a day prior to the examination. The sanitisation would not mean mere sanitisation of the room but the sanitisation of desks, chairs, toilets and the entire premises. This shall apply to all the examination centres."
Uttarakhand High Court

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.

Read the Order here:

WPPIL 58 OF 2020 ORDER date June 19.pdf
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