Punjab Education Minister Inder Vijay Singla on Monday directed the department officials to open school buildings to provide shelter for the migrant laborers who have been left stranded due to coronavirus lockdown. He added that the education secretary has been asked to convey the directions to all the district education officers to made the arrangements accordingly. The cabinet minister stated that the local district administration would provide them food and other arrangements for their short stay in schools.
PSEB Exams for Classes 8, 10 and 12 postponed
Punjab Education Minister also declared that the Punjab School Education Board (PSEB) exams for classes 8th, 10th and 12th have been postponed. Earlier, the board examinations of classes 8th, 10th, and 12th classes were scheduled from April 1 onwards.
“No plan to extend lockdown”
The government has made it clear that there was no plan to extend the 21-day lockdown, announced by Prime Minister Narendra Modi to counter the spread of coronavirus, amid fears that the shutdown across the country might trigger severe economic and social distress. Meanwhile, the state governments have been asked to make arrangements for the shelter and food for migrant workers.
Punjab tally rises to 39 after Mohali reports a fresh case
The total number of coronavirus cases in Punjab has increased to 39 after Mohali reported a fresh case on Monday. A 65-year-old man, a resident of Nayagaon, has tested positive for coronavirus. According to the information, he had no travel history and therefore, his allies are being traced to find out from whom he got contracted.
In fact, the samples of his parents have been sent for the testing. Meanwhile, the total number of coronavirus cases in Punjab has increased to 39. Out of this, one patient has recovered and two have died.