Schools closed and exams postponed in a few of the states amidst the rising COVID cases

 State governments have announced the closure of schools and postponements of board examinations amidst the rising COVID-19 cases in the second wave. Check complete details here.

Updated: Mar 18, 2021 16:13 IST

Schools closed in states

Many of the state governments have announced the postponement of the closure of schools due to the rising COVID-19 cases. Schools across the country have remained closed since March 2020 due to the pandemic situation, however, in the last few months, many of the schools resumed classes for the students.

States like Maharashtra, Punjab, Karnataka have announced partial lockdown and might curfew due to the rising COVID-19 cases. The school authorities in a few of the states have started closing down schools again. 

Maharashtra

States like Maharashtra have confirmed the second wave of COVID-19 and in order to curb the rise of cases, restrictions have been placed by the state government. Palrghar district administration has ordered for an indefinite closure of the schools and colleges from today onwards until further notice.

Telangana

State authorities in Telangana are also planning on deciding whether to shut down schools across the state in time for the second wave of the COVID-19 pandemic. The state authorities have decided to contemplate the situation after 140 students and teachers were tested positive for COVID-19 in the last few days. 

Punjab

The Punjab state government has announced a night curfew in many of the areas in the state in order to handle the situation. The Punjab School Education Board has announced the postponement of the final examinations for the class 10 and 12 students due to the increase in the COVID-19 cases in the state. The Punjab board class 12 examinations will commence from April 10, 2021, instead of March 22, 2021, while the class 10 examinations will begin from May 4, 2021, instead of April 9, 2021. 

As per recent numbers reported by the Union Health Ministry, approximately 28,903 new COVID-19 cases were recorded in the last 24 hours across the state with a recovery of 17,741. The total deaths have been reported at 1,59,044 including 188 fatalities in the last 24 hours. Close to 3,50,64,536 doses of COVID-19 vaccines have been administered so far across the country.

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