In the wake of the current situation due to coronavirus, the Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) on Wednesday decided that all the school students studying in classes I-VIII to be promoted to the next class.
Meanwhile, the students of classes IX and XI will be promoted based on their internal assessment of schools, the Union HRD Minister Dr. Ramesh Pokhriyal Nishank said.
In view of the current situation due to #COVID19, all #CBSE school students studying in classes I-VIII to be promoted to the next class; Students of classes IX and XI to be promoted based on internal assessment of schools: Union HRD Minister Dr Ramesh Pokhriyal Nishank pic.twitter.com/TBBMWs73mJ
— ANI (@ANI) April 1, 2020
Meanwhile, CBSE will hold Board exams for just 29 out of the 41 remaining papers of Classes 10 & 12. Dates to be announced in due course.
Coronavirus in India
The total number of confirmed coronavirus cases in India has jumped to 1637, as of Wednesday evening. India witnessed a jump of 240 cases in the last 12 hours, the Health Ministry stated.
“Till now, there are 1637 COVID19 cases, including 386 new positive cases since Tuesday. There have been 38 deaths. 132 people have recovered. The number of positive cases has gone up since Tuesday. One of the main reasons for it is the travel by members of Tablighi Jamat,” Ministry of Health and Family Affairs said during the joint press conference on Wednesday.
Lav Agrawal, Joint Secretary, Ministry of Health, also said that “1800 people related to Tablighi Jamaat have been sent to 9 hospitals and quarantine centers. The recent rise in cases does not represent a national trend.” “Railways is preparing to set up 3.2 lakh isolation and quarantine beds by modifying 20000 coaches. The modification of 5000 coaches has begun. Lifeline flights have been started to transport essential commodities like testing kits, medicines and masks.”