Manipur, April 19: In view of the rising number of Covid-19 cases, the Manipur government has decided to postpone the Class 10 and Class 12, board exams.

The government has also decided to suspend the classes from IX to XII standards in the schools of the state in view of the second wave of the pandemic.

School classes of IX to XII suspended and HSLC Examination-2021 and Higher Secondary Examination-2021, being conducted by BoSEM and CoHSEM respectively are postponed in view of the 2nd wave of #COVID19 pandemic and ever-increasing numbers of COVID-19 positive cases in the State,” Manipur chief minister said in a tweet on Monday.

As a precautionary measure, the government has also ordered the closure of the coaching centres, tutorial homes, boarding schools, government schools as well as private hostels.

T Ranjit Singh, Commissioner (Education) of the Manipur government, further said that no physical classes will be held for those students of Class VIII and below. However, online classes will stilt continue, as usual, he said.