Coronavirus India: Prime Minister Narendra Modi will be addressing the nation at 8 pm today, March 19, 2020. The Prime Minister is expected to talk about COVID-19 pandemic and the efforts to combat it.
The coronavirus cases have risen to 166 positive cases in India. While three have died from the virus, around 14 people have recovered and have been discharged after being tested negative for it.
Health Ministry directs educational institutions to postpone exams
The Union Health Ministry has directed various educational institutions to postpone their exams including the United Grants Commission (UGC), Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) and National Council for Teacher Education as a preventive measure to stop the spread of novel Coronavirus.
The Ministry has also directed to reschedule the Joint Entrance Examination - Main (JEE-Main) as its dates may clash with the rescheduled CBSE board exam dates. The new JEE date will be announced after March 31st. The Ministry has also directed all institutions to reschedule all evaluation work till after March 31st.
The CBSE has postponed all the ongoing 10/ 12th board examinations. The exams will be conducted after March 31st. The rescheduled dates will be communicated soon.