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 10th and 12th class exams scheduled between March 19 to 31. The directive applies to the CBSE Board, university examination and JEE (MAIN).
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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.