COVID-19: 600 parents booked for violating social distancing norms during KEAM
Thiruvananthapuram: Police have registered case against the parents who gathered around while their children were attending the Kerala Engineering Architecture Medical (KEAM) entrance examination.
In the capital city alone, the police have registered cases against 600 parents for violating social distancing norms. As images of the parents crowding together came out, the DGP directed to register case against the parents the very next day. Based on this, the officials took stringent action against the parents.
According to police, over 300 people gathered at the examination centre at Cotton Hills School, which comes under the Museum Police Station limits. Medical College Police said a similar situation prevailed at the examination centre in St. Mary’s School.
Based on these, cases have been booked against 600 people who can be identified on sight at these two police stations. They have been charged with sections pertaining to crowd gathering without maintaining social distancing.
So far, 5 candidates who attended the KEAM examination have tested positive for coronavirus. Four among them had appeared for the test in Thiruvananthapuram. It is in this context that the police registered cases against the parents for violating social distancing norms.