Coronavirus: Punjab to advance summer holidays, promote Classes 5, 8 students

Summer holidays extended from April 11 to May 1

Coronavirus: Punjab to advance summer holidays, promote Classes 5, 8 students

Tribune News Service
Chandigarh, April 10

The Punjab Government has decided to advance summer holidays in schools and promote students of Classes 5 and 8 in Punjab School Education Board schools to the next class based on their performance in previous examinations.

Summer holidays have been extended from April 11 to May 1, officials said.

The decision was taken at the Punjab Cabinet’s meeting held on Friday evening. The Cabinet under Chief Minister Amarinder Singh has decided to extend curfew in the state until May 1.  

Coronavirus outbreak in Punjab forced the state government to order a complete lockdown and later impose a curfew last month. Several school examinations have been affected as a result, including board exams.

The state’s coronavirus stands at 142 currently, with 10 recorded deaths.

The nation’s tally stands over 6,000 infections officially, with close to 200 deaths.

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