COVID-19: MHRD Postpones NEET; Cases in India Cross 700
People maintain social distance as they stand in a queue to collect food, distributed by a police personnel, during day-3 of a nationwide lockdown, imposed in the wake of the coronavirus pandemic, in Prayagraj, Allahabad
People maintain social distance as they stand in a queue to collect food, distributed by a police personnel, during day-3 of a nationwide lockdown, imposed in the wake of the coronavirus pandemic, in Prayagraj, Allahabad(Photo: PTI)

COVID-19: MHRD Postpones NEET; Cases in India Cross 700

The Ministry of Human Resource Development (MHRD) on Friday, 27 March, announced that it has postponed the National Eligibility cum Entrance Test (NEET) exam in view of the nationwide lockdown to curb the spread of the novel coronavirus, reported ANI.

In India, the Ministry of Home Affairs issued an advisory to states and UTs on Friday to prevent an exodus of migrant and agricultural labourers, industrial workers, and unorganised sector workers during the nationwide lockdown to curb the spread of the novel coronavirus.

Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal said on Friday that the state government will provide meals to 325 schools, and feed over four lakh people starting Saturday.

The total number of COVID-19 cases in India has risen to 724, the Health and Family Welfare Ministry said on Friday, and 17 people have died of the COVID-19 disease.

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  • Karnataka’s third COVID-19 death is a 65-year-old man who in Tumakuru district on Friday
  • With over 82,40 confirmed cases, US surpassed China and Italy in highest recorded number of cases, according to John Hopkins University
  • First phase of Census 2021 and updation of National Population Register (NPR) postponed until further orders
  • Nationwide lockdown to curb coronavirus was announced on Tuesday, beginning at midnight, 25 March, for 21 days

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