Tamil Nadu govt postpones class 12 public exams, practical exams to continue
The Tamil Nadu government on Sunday announced postponement of Class 12 public examination, complete lockdown on Sundays and effective April 20, night curfew from 10pm to 4am.
After Chief Minister K Palaniswami chaired a high level meeting in Chennai to review the COVID-19 scenario in the state, the government announced measures, including the Sunday lockdown to help prevent the rapid rise in the spread of virus.
Though the class 12 public examination is deferred, the ongoing practical exams would be conducted as per plan, the government said in an official release.
Originally, the government had planned to hold the Higher Secondary Second Year exams from May 3 to May 21. During the night curfew, private and public transport including those by autorickshaws and taxis shall not be allowed. Visit to beaches, zoos and all tourist destinations like Nilgiris and Kodaikanal is barred.