Coronavirus Pandemic: Exams for Grade 1-8 Cancelled

The exams for standard 9 and 11 will be held after April 15. The exams for standard 10 will go as per the schedule. Moreover, all the teachers will be working and correcting the papers from home.

Coronavirus Pandemic: Exams for Grade 1-8 Cancelled
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In a recent press conference Education minister Varsha Gaikwad announced that the exams for students from standard 1 to standard 8 will be cancelled. All students studying in these classes will be promoted to the next class without an exam. For students in standard 9 and 11, she announced that the examination will be held after April 15. The exams for standard 10 will go as per the schedule. In addition to this, all the teachers will be working and correcting the papers from home. These measures are being adopted to ensure that Coronavirus does not spread any further in the state. 

Varsha Gaikwad also indicated that the ministry is keeping a close tab on the situation and they may have an update post-March 31st.

There are 52 COVID-19 positive cases in Maharashtra and out of these 11 are in Mumbai. To control Coronavirus from spreading, the state government has taken up several precautionary measures. All public places like parks, swimming pools, gym, theatre have been shut down temporarily. Prominent religious places like Siddhivinayak Temple, Haji Ali Dargah and Prabhadevi Temple have also been closed in Mumbai and Tuljabhavani temple and Dugdushet in Pune has been shut down temporarily. Chief Minister Uddhav Thackeray also announced that he will set up a control room to manage the Coronavirus crisis. 

The ridership in Metro, Brihanmumbai Electricity Supply and Transport (BEST), local trains have fallen and the Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC) has directed shops in some parts of Mumbai to remain close. 

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Amid the Coronavirus outbreak, the admission process for the newly-formed Indian Certificate of Secondary Education (ICSE) and Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) BMC schools have also been postponed.

Earlier in the day, Maharashtra Chief Minister Uddhav Thackeray announced that all workplaces should be shut from the midnight of March 20 until March 31. This would be applicable in Mumbai, Mumbai Metropolitan Region, Pune, Pimpri Chinchwad, and Nagpur.

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