India, Sept. 17 -- The Supreme Court on Friday gave its nod for the physical conduct of Class 11 examinations in Kerala as it said that the third wave of Covid-19 pandemic is not in the offing and trusted the authorities to follow all precautions.

On September 3, the court had restrained Kerala from proceeding with its Class 11 examinations beginning September 6 on account of the "alarming" situation posed by surge in Covid-19 cases that posed a risk to health of students. More than 300,000 students in the state are supposed to appear for the examinations.

The 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 p...