COVID-19 Alert: Odisha Schools Closed, Exams Postponed

Bhubaneswar: The Odisha Government on Monday closed all schools across the State and postponed the examinations of Class I to IX and XI in view of the coronavirus pandemic.

“All Government, Aided, Public and Private Schools of the State will remain closed and examination of all classes i.e. from class I to IX and Class-XI stands postponed,” read an order from the School & Mass Education Department.

Teachers have been asked to not attend schools but should remain available over the phone for specific instructions.

Examination for Class-XII shall continue as per schedule. Evaluation work for Class-X and XII will continue as per schedule following all do’s and don’ts prescribed by the Health and Family Welfare Department.

S&ME Minister Samir Das informed that handwashing facilities will be made available at the evaluation centres. Stringent action will be taken against those who ignore the guidelines issued to check coronavirus.

Samir Das, S&ME Minister, Odisha


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