As COVID-19 cases surge, Tamil Nadu shuts schools for Classes 10 and 12 till 31 January

The total number of COVID-19 cases in Tamil Nadu reported so far to 29,15,948 and the death toll to 36,967

Press Trust of India January 16, 2022 19:04:54 IST
As COVID-19 cases surge, Tamil Nadu shuts schools for Classes 10 and 12 till 31 January

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Chennai: The Tamil Nadu government on Sunday declared holiday till 31 January, 2022, for school students of standards 10-12 too in the wake of surging COVID cases.

Examinations scheduled from 19 January, 2022, for students of classes 10 and 12 have been postponed, the government said.

While a holiday has already been declared for students of classes 1 to 9, physical classes are held in schools only for those in the 10-12 grades.

However, considering the welfare of students against the background of rising virus cases, an official release here said "holiday is declared for students of all classes including those in grades 10, 11 and 12 till January 31."

Fresh dates for the examinations would be announced later for classes 10 and 12, the release added.

On 5 January, 2022, announcing fresh curbs to tackle the virus spread, the government had barred physical classes for students of classes 1 to 9 in all schools across the state and had permitted it for only those in 10-12 standards.

Tamil Nadu on 15 January, 2022, recorded 23,989 new cases and 11 fatalities. This took the total number of cases reported so far to 29,15,948 and the death toll to 36,967.

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