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Health Emergency Operation Centre (HEOC) has urged individuals showing any kind of COVID-19-like symptoms not to visit households which have students sitting in the upcoming A-Level examinations.
Speaking at a press conference, Dr. Nazla Musthafa from the Technical Advisory Group (TAG) said special care must be taken to ensure the health and safety of students sitting in the upcoming A-Level exams. In this regard, Dr. Nazla advised individuals showing any kind of COVID-19 like symptoms not to visit households which have A-Level students, as exposure to the disease would create additional stress for the students. She also asked parents and guardians of the students to take additional measures to ensure the safety of students.
Meanwhile, Ministry of Education has announced special arrangements will be made for students sitting in the examinations to take part in the exam even if they test positive for COVID-19 or become a direct contact. In this regard, special halls with additional safety measures have been allocated for such students.
The education ministry is also working with HEOC on formulating a special health and safety guideline to be followed during the examinations. The ministry has called on the public to reduce the contacts of A-Level students during this time, as most cases reported among students are caused by coming into contact with a visitor who had the disease.
This year’s A-Level examinations are set to commence during the first week of October.