Lucknow, 15 April: Uttar Pradesh Deputy Chief Minister Dinesh Sharma confirmed that the 10th and 12th examinations of the UP Board have been postponed till May 20. Along with this, an order has been issued to close schools and colleges up to 12th till May 15.
He said that this decision has been taken after seeking the permission of Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath, Sharma has given information through tweet on Thursday.
The Deputy Chief Minister said that about 56 lakh candidates were going to appear in these examinations starting May 8. The next decision regarding the examinations will be taken in the first week of May.
It was informed that in this sequence, examinations of colleges and universities have also been postponed till May 15. All examinations are currently postponed.
He said that only online classes will be conducted at present. The presence of teaching and other staff will be as per the Corona Guidelines of the State Government.
Earlier during a talk on Wednesday, the Deputy Chief Minister had said that the government would take a decision on the UP Board dates very soon. Of our 19 officers who are related to board examinations, 17 of these officers are infected. This situation is worrisome.
Sharma told that in the extreme opposite of the situation in the district, decision can be taken by the Vice Chancellor and District School Inspector after consulting the district administration.
He told that the UP government under the leadership of Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath is working on a war footing to reduce the corona infection.
In a virtual meeting held on Thursday under the chairmanship of the Chief Minister, it has been decided to extend the night curfew in 10 districts with more than 2000 active cases from 08 PM to 07 am. From tonight, curfew will be imposed in Lucknow, Prayagraj, Varanasi, Kanpur Nagar, Gautam Budh Nagar, Meerut, Gorakhpur, Jhansi Bareilly and Ballia from 08 pm to 07 pm. In districts where there are more than 500 corona cases, the District Magistrates can decide to impose night curfew from 9 am to 6 am.
Similarly, at the KGMU Medical College in the capital, till now only about 500 beds were available for corona patients. But all the beds available there will be available for Covid’s patients. The accommodation of the doctors will go to hostels and hotels.
He said that Union Defense Minister Rajnath Singh, after talking to the Chief Minister, has proposed to provide medical equipment on behalf of Defence Research and Development Organisation (DRDO) Institute of Ministry of Defense.
The Deputy Chief Minister said that every possible effort is being made to provide relief to the public under the leadership of the Chief Minister. It is being ensured that there is no shortage of oxygen anywhere. Availability of antiviral drug Remdesiver injections and adequate quantity of ambulance is being ensured.