Coronavirus outbreak: All schools in Odisha closed; examinations postponed

Bhubaneswar: In view of novel coronavirus (COVID-19) spreading its wings across the country, Odisha government today ordered to close all schools and postpone the examinations with immediate effect till further order.

“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,” the School & Mass Education Department stated in a notification today.

As per the order, the teachers will not attend the schools, but should remain available over phone for specific instructions.

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

Besides, a notification has been issued by the School & Mass Education Department for closure of all coaching centres, tutorials and private tuitions with immediate effect.

The move came after the state reported the first confirmed case of COVID-19 in Bhubaneswar.

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