CBSE mull shifting Board exams centres
New Delhi, April 15 (Delhi Crown): There has been a sudden rise in the number of Covid-19 cases in Delhi and surrounding areas over the past couple of days, with fresh cases being detected in several schools.
As many as 325 new cases were detected in the past 24 hours, the highest spike in the past 40 days in the national capital. The Positivity Rate has also witnessed a rise.
As a result of fresh cases among students and teachers, these schools in Ghaziabad and Noida have been shut and would reopen on Monday, after the ongoing long weekend.
Sensing the spike in cases in the national capital, the Delhi Disaster Management Authority (DDMA) is slated to meet on April 20 to take stock of the situation.
The Central Bureau of Secondary Education (CBSE) is too considering to shift the centres for Board exams amid the rise in pandemic cases in schools around Delhi.
Meanwhile, a rise is also witnessed in the number of Active cases in the country, after a gap of 78 days. The number of Active pandemic cases has been on the rise for the past two consecutive days.
While 188 were added to the list of active cases on Thursday, 133 were added today (April 15), showed the data released by the union health ministry.
As on date there are 11,191 active cases across the country.
India’s COVID-19 tally stood at 43,039,972 on Friday, even as 949 new cases were registered during the past 24 hours across the country, showed the union health ministry’s latest data.
Besides, six deaths due to the pandemic since Thursday morning took the total death toll to 521,743.