CBSE Allows Students to Carry Masks, Sanitiser to Boards Exams

In view of coronavirus, CBSE has allowed Class 10 and 12 board examinees to carry masks and hand sanitiser.

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Students appearing for class 10 and 12 board examination will be allowed to carry masks and hand sanitiser in the exam centre in view of coronavirus scare.
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Students appearing for Class 10 and 12 board examinations will be allowed to carry masks and hand sanitiser in the exam centre in view of coronavirus scare, the Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) announced on Wednesday, 4 March.

“Face masks and sanitisers may be carried by students in the examination centre.”
Anurag Tripathi, CBSE Secretary

This year over 30 lakh students are appearing for both Class 10 and Class 12 annual board examinations. The CBSE Board exams began on 15 February, and the Class 10 exams will conclude on 20 March, while the Class 12 board exams will conclude on 30 March.

Three schools in Delhi-NCR have announced holidays for students and staff as a precautionary measure to prevent the spread of coronavirus, while two schools advanced their spring break and others sent out advisories to parents.

As of 4 March, a total of 29 positive cases of coronavirus have been reported in India. Of these 29 cases, three in Kerala have recovered, Union Health Minister Dr Harsh Vardhan said on Thursday.

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