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Karnataka government postpones class 7, 8 and 9 exams

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Published Mar 15, 2020, 12:40 pm IST
Updated Mar 15, 2020, 12:40 pm IST
The government had shut all educational institutions, malls, and clubs for a week on Friday
Students wear protective masks in the wake of the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak in Chikmagalur, Karnataka. (PTI)
 Students wear protective masks in the wake of the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak in Chikmagalur, Karnataka. (PTI)

Bengaluru: Amid growing number of coronavirus cases, the Karnataka government on Sunday postponed examinations of class 7, 8 and 9 till March 31, 2020.

The revised dates for examinations will be announced after reviewing the situation. The directive was issued by state education minister S Suresh Kumar on Sunday morning.

 

On Friday, the government had shut all educational institutions, malls, and clubs for a week.

Chief Minister B S Yediyurappa had said no one should travel unless it is an emergency.

"All malls, cinema halls, pubs, wedding ceremonies and other large gatherings in the Karnataka have been banned for next one week," Chief Minister Yediyurappa had said.

Notably, the number of coronavirus cases in the country has risen to 93, informed the Union Ministry of Health and Family Welfare today.

So far, two deaths due to the Covid-19 have been reported in the country. In the wake of spurt in cases of coronavirus across the country, the central government on Saturday decided to treat the deadly virus as a "notified disaster".

 

Coronavirus, which originated in China's Wuhan city in December last year, has so far spread to more than 100 countries, infecting over 1,30,000 people. The

World Health Organization (WHO) has declared coronavirus a pandemic.  

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Location: India, Karnataka, Bengaluru




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