India, Sept. 18 -- The Supreme Court on Friday allowed the Kerala government to conduct physical examinations of Class 11 in the state, trusting the authorities to follow all Covid-19 precautions to avert any harm to students and observing that the third wave of the pandemic was not in the offing immediately.

A bench of Justices AM Khanwilkar and CT Ravikumar said, "We are convinced by the explanation offered by the state government. We hope and trust that the authorities will take all precautions to ensure no untoward incident is faced by students who are of tender age and are appearing for the examination."

On September 3, the court restrained Kerala from proceeding with its Class 11 examinations beginning September 6 on account of th...