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Omicron, COVID-19 Cases In India Live Updates: Schools shut; board exams online?


NEW DELHI: As COVID-19, Omicron cases in India tick upwards, various state governments have declared ‘schools, colleges closed’ along with universities and other educational institutions on an immediate basis while announcing new COVID-19 curbs such as imposing night curfew and weekend curfew.

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COVID-19 vaccine: Union education minister Dharmendra Pradhan announced that over 1 crore children have received Covid vaccine so far.

School closed news: Bihar, Chhattisgarh, Tamil Nadu, Odisha, Punjab, Uttar Pradesh, Delhi, West Bengal, Karnataka, Goa, Haryana, Telangana are some of the states that have decided to shut schools and colleges due to rising cases of Omicron, Covid-19 in India. However, several states have decided to keep schools open for higher classes like 10th, 12th due to upcoming board exams.

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State governments have also started vaccination drives in school premises so that more and more children can get vaccinated with ease. CBSE, CISCE have advised school heads to encourage parents to get their children vaccinated.

COVID-19 in India: Rajasthan Chief Minister Ashok Gehlot and Delhi chief minister Arvind Kejriwal along with others have tested COVID-19 positive. Several higher education institutions have also reported Covid cases such as the Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) Guwahati, IIT Kharagpur, National Institute of Technology (NIT) Hamirpur etc.

COVID-19 cases in India: No plan to impose lockdown in Delhi yet, says Arvind Kejriwal

Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal on Sunday said that there is no plan to impose lockdown as of now and there will be no lockdown if people wear masks, PTI reported. Jan. 9, 2022 | 12:54 PM IST

In Other News: CBSE Term 2 Exam Date 2022: 10th, 12th datesheet, sample paper, term 1 result soon

The Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) will conduct Term 2 board exams 2022 for Classes 10, 12 in the months of March-April. The board will release 10th, 12th term 2 exam dates 2022 soon on the official website – Students will also be able to download sample papers on the academic website –

CBSE 2021 Term 1 result for class 10, 12 is also expected soon on as the Term 1 exams ended in December 2021.

Read More | CBSE Term 2 Exam Date 2022: 10th, 12th datesheet, sample paper, term 1 result soon Jan. 9, 2022 | 11:59 AM IST

COVID-19 Cases in India: Delhi CM Kejriwal tests negative for COVID-19

COVID-19 India: Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal on Sunday said that he has recovered from Covid and is back in the service of the public.  The CM had tested positive on January 4 and had isolated himself at home. Jan. 9, 2022 | 10:43 AM IST

COVID-19: PM Modi to chair Covid review meeting

Prime Minister Narendra Modi will chair a meeting on Sunday to review the COVID-19 situation in the country as the Omicron variant of the virus fuels a surge in the infection.  Government sources said the meeting is scheduled for around 4:30 PM.    According to the data updated at 8 am on Sunday, a total of 1,59,632 new coronavirus infections were reported, as per PTI. Jan. 9, 2022 | 10:33 AM IST

School closed news: Keeping schools open must be a priority, says WHO scientist Jan. 9, 2022 | 09:59 AM IST

COVID-19 India: Registration for precautionary dose of COVID-19 vaccine begins on CoWIN portal on Saturday

Registration for the ‘precaution dose’ of COVID-19 vaccine for healthcare workers, frontline workers and those aged 60 and above with co-morbidities started on the CoWIN portal on Saturday evening. The exercise of administering the precaution dose to these category of beneficiaries will begin from Jan 10, PTI reported. Jan. 8, 2022 | 11:08 PM IST

Covid-19 Update: Covid cases in Goa rise; school, colleges remain closed

Covid in India: About 1,789 new Covid-19 cases were registered in Goa on Saturday. There are 7,549 active coronavirus cases in Goa as of today, as per a PTI report. 

Schools and colleges in Goa remain closed as the Goa government decided to close them till January 26 on Monday. Jan. 8, 2022 | 10:12 PM IST

Omicron, Covid-19 Cases Update: Maharashtra schools, colleges closed as per government Covid guidelines

Maharashtra School News: Maharashtra schools and colleges closed till February 15, 2022, except for Class 10 and 12 students, as per new government Covid guidelines, owing to the rising coronavirus cases in the state. Jan. 8, 2022 | 09:25 PM IST

Covid-19 Update India: Chief minister asks to speed up vaccination for children as Covid cases in Madhya Pradesh increase

Shivraj Singh Chouhan, chief minister of Madhya Pradesh asked to speed up the Covid vaccination process for children of age group 15 to 18 years in the state. He directed the officers to monitor the situation while reviewing the Corona situation in Madhya Pradesh.

Madhya Pradesh Corona Cases: “There has been a 12 fold increase of Covid cases in MP in a week. 1577 coronavirus positive cases have been registered in Madhya Pradesh. Hence, the Covid situation in MP requires more attention,” said Chouhan. 

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