Karnataka PUC Board Exam, SSLC 2020 Exams postponed due to Coronavirus outbreak

Karnataka Government has decided to postpone the Karnataka SSLC 2020 Exams till further notice. After due consideration, the last PUC 2 Exams has also been postponed.

Update: Karnataka Pre-University Examination Board has decided to postpone the last PUC 2 Examination scheduled for tomorrow – March 23, 2020. The decision was taken to ensure dafety of the students. Karnataka SSLC 2020 Exams were postponed in the morning and the PUC Exxams were to go on as per the schedule. However, after due deliberation, it was decided to postpone the PUC 2nd Year English Examinations 2020 scheduled for March 23, 2020 as the state prepares for lockdown due to Coronavirus outbreak.

Karnataka SSLC 2020 Exams have been postponed. In and emergency meeting conducted by the Chief Minister B.S. Yediyurappa, the decision to postpone the board exams was taken. The exams stand postponed till further notice. New dates would be announced in April.

Karnataka SSLC 2020 Exams were scheduled to be conducted from March 27 to April 9. A many as 8 lakh students have registered for the Karnataka SSLC or Class 10 examinations in the state. The department had initially decided to let the examinations continue with necessary precautions like provided masks and sanitizers. However, considering the increasing number of cases. the decision has been taken to postpone the exams.

Apart from postponing the board exams, the Karnataka Government, in its recent decision has decided to close the state’s borders. Many other decisions like a dedicated hospital for COVID19 was also taken. The meeting was presided by the Chief Minister. Deputy Chief Minister Dr. Ashwathanarayana, Home Minister Basavaraja Bommai, Medical Education Minister Dr. Sudhakar were present in the Meeting.

Karnataka Government’s Latest Measures to contain Coronavirus

  • Postponing the Karnataka SSLC exams until further notice
  • Closing all State borders to contain further spread
  • Victora Hospital in Bangalore with a capacity of 1700 bed would be dedicated to as a COVID19 Hospital in the state
  • State would also take steps to get permission to test Covid19 in more number of Government and
  • Private hospitals with cooperation from ICMR and NIV.
  • Increase the number of Lab Tests in the state
  • Screening of all Domestic Air Passengers at the arpors in the state
  • Postponing all elections – scheduled or planned
  • A War Room to be set up at the Govenment Guest Hoise Balabrooie – the 24/7 War Room would be lead by the Chief Minister
  • Ration of next two months to be provided in advance
  • An advirosyr and request to the people of the state to refrain from visiting their villages during the perios of lockdown
  • India confirmed 324 COVID19 cases with the death toll rising to 4. A 63 year old patient in Mumbai became the latest fatality of the deadly virus. In its attempt to curb the spread, the Central and State Governments have taken strict measures and are asking people to self-isolate and follow social distancing, as far as possible.

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