Coronavirus: Odisha govt postpones exams


Bhubaneswar: The Odisha government on Monday ordered to close all schools and postpone the examinations with immediate effect in view of novel coronavirus (COVID-19).

 “In view of the pandemic situation arising out of COVID-19, 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,” said a notification of the School & Mass Education Department.

The teachers will not attend the schools, but should remain available over phone for specific instructions, the notification said.

The department, however, said that the examination for Class XII will continue as per schedule.

Also, the evaluation work for Class X and XII will continue as per schedule and the teachers would follow the instructions made by the Health & Family Welfare Department.

The School & Mass Education Department also directed for closure of all coaching centres, tutorials and private tuitions with immediate effect.