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Tamil Nadu shuts down schools for all classes till Jan 31 due to Covid-19

Examinations scheduled from January 19 for students of classes 10 and 12 have been postponed, the government said. While a holiday has already been declared for students of classes 1 to 9, physical classes are held in schools only for those in the 10-12 grades.

India TV News Desk Edited by: India TV News Desk
Chennai Updated on: January 16, 2022 23:50 IST
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Tamil Nadu on Saturday recorded 23,989 new cases and 11 fatalities. This took the total number of cases reported so far to 29,15,948 and the death toll to 36,967.

 

Highlights

  • Tamil Nadu government said that schools for all classes will be shut down till January 31.
  • Examinations scheduled from January 19 for students of classes 10 and 12 have been postponed
  • Fresh dates for the examinations would be announced later for classes 10 and 12, the govt added.

The Tamil Nadu government on Sunday said that schools for all classes, including 11th and 12th will be shut down till January 31 as Covid-19 cases rise in the country.

Examinations scheduled from January 19 for students of classes 10 and 12 have been postponed, the government said. While a holiday has already been declared for students of classes 1 to 9, physical classes are held in schools only for those in the 10-12 grades.

However, considering the welfare of students against the background of rising virus cases, an official release here said "holiday is declared for students of all classes including those in grades 10, 11 and 12 till January 31."

Fresh dates for the examinations would be announced later for classes 10 and 12, the release added.

On January 5, announcing fresh curbs to tackle the virus spread, the government had barred physical classes for students of classes 1 to 9 in all schools across the state and had permitted it for only those in 10-12 standards.

Tamil Nadu on Saturday recorded 23,989 new cases and 11 fatalities. This took the total number of cases reported so far to 29,15,948 and the death toll to 36,967.

(inputs from PTI)

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