Shillong: Amid increasing spread of COVID-19 infection, the Meghalaya Board of School Education(MBOSE) on Friday started examinations in offline mode for class XII board examinees.
Altogether, 36,685 candidates are appearing for the final examinations in Science, Arts and Commerce streams across the State.
In the State’s capital Shillong, which is the worst affected district in terms of COVID-19 active cases, 10, 925 examinees will write their Board exams across 30 centres.
The board officials said that the exams are being conducted by adhering to the standard operating procedure (SOPs) issued by the Health and Family Welfare department.
Joint Director, MBOSE, M. Marbaniang informed that almost all the candidates wrote their final exam papers in their respective centres on the first day across the State.
He said the candidates wore their face mask while their body temperature were monitored at the entry point of the examination centres.
“Till date, there are no report of students showing any COVID-19 related symptoms in the examinations centres,” Marbaniang said, adding that if a candidate in any exam hall is found to be COVID-19 positive, that particular examination hall will be sealed and sanitised, while students will be shifted to other examination halls.
However, the rest of the examination hall of the centre will continue to function.