Imphal: Following the report of one student testing positive for COVID-19 after appearing in the ongoing examination at Manipur University (MU), the management of the varsity has postponed the remaining papers of Bachelor of Vocational Studies (BVoc) until further notice.
In a circular issued by MU registrar Prof W Chandbabu Singh, one of the students of BVoc who was taking her fifth-semester examination at room number 437 of the New Social Sciences Block of the university was found positive for COVID-19 on April 6, days after she appeared for the ongoing examination.
Issuing another circular, Prof NG Nimai Singh, controller of examination of the varsity, stated that the ongoing BVoc examination for 1st, 3rd and 5th semesters which was scheduled from April 9 onwards has been postponed until further notice in order to prevent further spread of the virus on the university campus.
As per sources, the student was infected with the coronavirus on the fifth day of the ongoing university examination which started on March 22 and will go on till April 12.
The varsity also asked all the students who were seated in the same room to undergo self-quarantine for a week. It further urged all the employees and students of the varsity to maintain the COVID-19 SoP and guidelines properly.
Around 36-37 students were writing the exam in the same room on the day the student tested positive for the virus, the sources added.
The students of BVoc of the varsity are yet to write three more papers, including viva, they said.
Over 1,000 students of the B Ed department are also currently appearing for the exam in the varsity. However, the students are not maintaining COVID-19 SoPs properly, the sources added.