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The Ministry of Human Resource Development Wednesday ordered all educational institutions to postpone all ongoing examinations for 10 days in view of the coronavirus outbreak, following which the CBSE Board deferred all exams scheduled between March 19 to 31. The directive applies to the CBSE Board, university examination and JEE (MAIN).

As COVID-19 cases in the Karnataka rose to 13, the state government enforced a lockdown, shutting down all public places including malls, theatre, schools, and colleges. The total number of cases in the country have jumped to 151, a day after the country reported its third death due to the virus, the Health Ministry informed.

Moreover, the Ministry of External Affairs (MEA) informed the Lok Sabha Wednesday that 276 Indians have been infected abroad including — 255 in Iran, 12 in UAE, five in Italy, and one each in Hong Kong, Kuwait, Sri Lanka, and Rwanda.

The global toll has crossed 8,000, with over 200,000 people infected. China continues to lead the pack with 82,000 cases, followed by Italy at 31,506 and Iran at 17,361 cases.

CBSE postpones exams scheduled between March 19 to 31

Moments after the HRD Ministry ordered educational institutions to postpone all ongoing examinations, the CBSE Board followed the directive and deferred exams in India and abroad scheduled from March 19 to 31. New exmaination schedule will be notified by March 31 after “re-assessment of the situation”, the CBSE said.

Abhishek Lohia is a Special Correspondent at News21 Chaupal. He has been working as a Political Journalist covering ruling Politics, Governance, renewable energy, the job market, and FMCG. He has previously worked in Newsfolo. A graduate in Engineering, he completed his PG diploma in journalism from Indian Institute of Mass Communication, New Delhi. Abhishek loves cricket and long drives to mountains and writing RAP. He can be reached at: Abhishek.lohia@N21chaupal.com

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