Higher education exams in UP as per schedule

Lucknow (Uttar Pradesh) [India], Mar 15 (ANI): The Uttar Pradesh government on Sunday informed that higher education examinations will take place as per schedule.

"Any exams in the higher education institutions which are fixed between March 16 to March 22 will take place as per schedule," said Monika Garg, principal secretary of Uttar Pradesh Higher Education Department.

"However, if no exam was scheduled in an institute from 16th to 22nd March, that particular institute will remain closed during this period," she said.

The statement from Garg came after schools of the state were closed down due to the outbreak of the COVID-19 till March 31.

Notably, the number of coronavirus cases in the country has risen to 93, informed the Union Ministry of Health and Family Welfare today.

In the wake of spurt in cases of coronavirus across the country, the Central Government on Saturday decided to treat the deadly virus as a "notified disaster".

Coronavirus, which originated in China's Wuhan city in December last year, has so far spread to more than 100 countries, infecting over 1,30,000 people. The World Health Organisation (WHO) has declared coronavirus a pandemic. (ANI)