Chandigarh: Amid surging COVID-19 cases, the Punjab government has announced the closure of educational institutions till March 31, according to the State government.
Punjab School Education Minister Vijay Inder Singla on Friday said that as Chief Minister Captain Amarinder Singh announced the closure of educational institutions in the state till March 31, the school education department has also decided to postpone exams of all classes till March 31, 2021.
The cabinet minister said that the Congress government is committed to ensuring the safety of the school students and every possible step will be taken to curb the Covid-19 contamination.
Singla said that the education department would release a fresh schedule/datesheet of exams before March 31 and the mode of examination could also be reviewed as per the situation.
Meanwhile, in Ferozpur, police made people who were found without face masks undergo on-spot COVID-19 tests and gave free face masks to them.