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All Exams In The Country Postponed Till March 31

The educational ministry asked all educational institutions including Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) to postpone all exams till March 31 in view of coronavirus outbreak.

HRD secretary Amit Khare, in an official communication, said that the while maintenance of academic calendar and exam schedule was important, equally important was safety and security of students that were appearing in various exams as also of their teachers and parents.

Exams postponed

The order applies to CBSE-affiliated schools that are conducting tests of 10 and 12 classes; National Institute of Open Schooling (NIOS), University Grants Commission (UGC), All India Council for Technical Education (AICTE), and the Joint Entrance Examination (JEE Main) and all autonomous organisations under the education ministry.

But the Council for the Indian School Certificate Examinations (ICSE) is allowed to conduct board exams for 10 and 12 classes.

The announcement of postponement of exams was made amid the increasing number of coronavirus cases in India. It was the latest in the curbs put across the country to contain spread of COVID-19.

Fresh coronavirus cases reported

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Coronavirus Infects Spreads To Uttarakhand

The total number of coronavirus cases in India rose to 110 that includes 17 foreigners – 16 Italian tourists and a Canadian. Uttarakhand reported its first case of COVID-19 on Sunday. The number of people died due to coronavirus is two – one each from Delhi and Karnataka.

Coronavirus spread in the country

With 32 positive cases, Maharashtra has the highest number of COVID-19cases in the country. Kerala has recorded 22 cases and it includes three patients that were discharged last month. Uttar Pradesh has 12 coronavirus patients and Delhi has 7. Ladakh has 3 patients of coronavirus and Jammu and Kashmir and Telangana have two each. Tamil Nadu, Andhra Pradesh and Punjab have reported one case each.

Steps taken to contain the virus

According to health ministry data, 12,76,046 passengers have been screened at 30 designated airports. The government has traced the 4,000 people that came into contact with 93 COVID-19 patients. Also, there are 42,000 people under community surveillance.

The data further says that are sufficient personal protective equipment (PPEs). Also, that over 80,50,000 N95 masks and PPEs have been procured for health workers.

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Coronavirus In India: Do’s And Don’ts To Remain Safe

In India, the biggest challenge with coronavirus is that people have little knowledge about the infection. They need to know how it spreads, how to check it and what are the preventive measures and treatment options.

Defeat coronavirus with awareness

There is much panic about this virus and infection. People are afraid of losing their lives due to infection. But the truth is that you can remain safe from coronavirus by taking the following measures.

  1. Wash hands frequently with soap
  2. Use hand sanitizer
  3. Don’t reuse tissue papers
  4. Always cover your mouth with tissue when coughing and sneezing
  5. Use hands to cover your mouth while coughing if you don’t have tissues
  6. Don’t sneak in front of the mouth nor cough
  7. Don’t touch your eyes, nose and mouth without washing hands
  8. Avoid contact with the sick
  9. Maintain safe distance from people and avoid shaking hands
  10. See doctor immediately for high fever and cough

Coronavirus has spread to 70 countries and infected almost 1 million people. WHO has declared coronavirus a global health emergency after the death of 3,000 people. India also has got the infection but there is more panic than awareness. … Read the rest