The Tamil Nadu government on Sunday declared a holiday in schools for all classes till January 31. The measures have been taken due to a rise in Covid-19 cases.
Meanwhile, the state government has also postponed the exams that were scheduled to be held from January 19 for Classes 10 to 12. Since all the exam starting from January 19 have been postponed, new dates will be announced later, the authorities said.
“Considering the surge in Covid-19 cases, all classes including Class X, XI and XII were given holiday till January 31. The exams scheduled to begin for Classes X and XII on January 19 are also postponed. The revised dates will be announced later,” the state government said in an official release.
Earlier, the schools were closed only for classes 1 to 9 students till January 20, while physical class for Classes 10 to 12 were still going on. The education department has now taken the decision to close schools for these classes too as the coronavirus cases are rising at a rapid speed in the southern state.
The Tamil Nadu government has announced to impose a complete lockdown on Sundays until January 31 to contain the virus. The state is already under the night curfew from 10 pm to 5 am on all days.