Bengaluru: Karnataka Deputy Chief Minister, CN Ashwath Narayan on Saturday assured that the state’s University exams will be conducted as per schedule, despite witnessing a surge in COVID-19 cases.
“University exams will be conducted as per schedule. Classes will start as soon as exams are over. There will be no vacation. Initially, online classes will be held and then an option will be given to students to attend offline classes.” Karnataka Deputy Chief Minister told media.
The 11-day ‘corona curfew’ will come into effect in some districts of Karnataka, including the state capital, from Saturday night to contain the spread of coronavirus. The state government had announced a night curfew between 10 pm and 5 am every day from April 10 to 20 in Bengaluru, Mysuru, Mangaluru, Kalaburagi, Bidar, Tumakuru, Udupi-Manipal cities.
“Ten States including Maharashtra, Chhattisgarh, Uttar Pradesh, Delhi, Karnataka, Tamil Nadu, Kerala, Madhya Pradesh, Gujarat and Rajasthan have shown a rise in the COVID daily new cases. 82.82 per cent of the new cases are reported from these 10 states”, as per the Union Health Ministry on Saturday.