All schools in Uttar Pradesh will be closed till May 15 while board exams for Classes 10 and 12 have been postponed till May 20 in view of the rising Covid-19 cases, the state government said on Thursday.
The government also imposed an 11-hour night curfew in 10 districts with more than 2,000 active Covid-19 cases with immediate effect, according to a statement issued.
The decisions were taken at a meeting virtually chaired by Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath from his residence, where he has isolated himself after testing positive for coronavirus.
When will new dates for UP Boards be declared?
The new dates for the board examinations will be decided in the first week of May, an official said.
“Schools up to Class 12 are being closed till May 15 and no examinations will be held during this period. Also, UP Board exams for classes 10 and 12 have been postponed till May 20,” the official said.
Previous dates of UP Class 12 Board exams 2021
Schools up to Class 12 were already shut till April 30. Initially, the UP Board exams were to be held from April 24 but were postponed to May 8 following the steep rise in coronavirus infections in the state.
Every year, about 56 to 57 lakh students of classes 10 and 12 appear for the UP Board exams.
Night curfew in Uttar Pradesh
During the meeting, Adityanath also directed officials to impose a night curfew from 8 pm to 7 am with immediate effect in 10 districts that have more than 2,000 active Covid-19 cases.
The districts are in Lucknow, Allahabad, Varanasi, Kanpur, Gautam Buddh Nagar, Ghaziabad, Meerut and Gorakhpur, the official said.
The chief minister also said that people should also be told about the importance of wearing masks and sanitisation.