Education Minister Ramesh Pokhriyal Nishank has tested positive for the COVID-19. Through a tweet, Nishank informed that he has contracted the virus and is taking medication for the same. He also asked those who had come in my contact recently with him to “be observant, and get themselves tested”. He also clarified that all the work in the ministry is being “conducted normally observing necessary precautions.”
While the minister has been addressing students and college events including convocations, meetings with board officials among others, his addresses have been held digitally. Pokhriyal had recently held a high-level meeting with officials from the ministry, CBSE, and Prime Minister Modi earlier this week. In the meeting, it was decided that class 10 board exams will be canceled and class 12 boards will be postponed for all CBSE-affiliated schools.
Meanwhile, all the universities, colleges, and schools across India have been shut due to the rising cases of coronavirus in India.