Students of std 9th, 10th and 11th will be promoted to the next class without taking exams, in the light of #COVID19 pandemic: Chief Minister Edappadi K Palaniswami, in the state legislative assembly https://t.co/lZ97b5QyPD
The exams will be conducted between May 3 and May 21. The state board exams are usually held in March but are postponed to April this year due to the Covid-19 pandemic.
Tamil Nadu schools, which shut due to the pandemic in March 2020, reopened for classes 10 and 12 on 19 January.
Meanwhile, Tamil Nadu witnessed 463 new coronavirus cases and six more fatalities, taking the tally to 8,49,629 and the death toll to 12,478, the health department has said. Recoveries outnumbered new infections with 469 people being discharged, taking the cumulative number to 8,33,089, leaving 4,062 active cases.
Chennai accounted for the maximum new cases with 169, taking the total to 2,34,837 so far. The metropolis also accounted for a little over one-third of the coronavirus fatalities at 4,145 deaths.
A total of 50,395 samples were tested on Wednesday, taking the total specimens examined so far to 1,72,72,643 so far. As many as 29 districts have reported fresh infections in single digits while 33 reported 'zero' fatalities, the bulletin said.
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