Coronavirus Pandemic: West Bengal Government Postpones All Public Examinations (Photo Credit: Pixabay)
The candidates who are appearing for the WBCHSE board examinations, we have some important news for you. As per the latest updates, the West Bengal Council of Higher Secondary Examination, WBCHSE has decided to postpone the WB Board Exams 2020 till April 27. The rescheduling dates have been fixed for April 15. The state government has also decided to postpone all public examinations. The decisions have been taken to contain the spread of Coronavirus or COVIS19 in the state. So far, three cases have been confirmed from West Bengal.
The West Bengal Public Service Commission (WBPSC) has also announced its decision to postpone all the written examinations scheduled between March 21, 2020 to April 5, 2020.
Most of the schools and colleges in the entire country have been closed while almost all the board exams have been postponed. Many states including Delhi and Maharashtra have also announced cancellation of all internal examinations and advised the schools to promote all the students to the next class unconditionally.
A Kolkata resident with a recent travel history to the United Kingdom has tested positive for the novel coronavirus, making it the second confirmed case in West Bengal, an official said on Friday.
The man returned from the UK on March 13 and was admitted to the Beliaghata ID Hospital in the city on March 19 with symptoms of COVID-19, the state government official said. The swabs of the patient were collected and the reports received from the National Institute of Cholera and Enteric Diseases confirmed that the man contracted the deadly virus, according to the official.
The man is in his early 20s and a resident of Ballygunge area. The coronavirus cases in India rose to 195 on Friday after 22 fresh cases were reported from various parts of the country, according to the Union Health Ministry data.