Agartala: Apr 08. The Tripura Education Department has decided to suspend classes of first and second grade indefinitely in view of the spurt of coronavirus cases.
In addition, the classes of the third and fourth standard will be held on alternative day instead of every day said Education Minister Ratan Lal Nath here on Thursday.
The number of coronavirus cases has seen a sudden surge in the state. The final examination of the students till class eight could not take place yet. In this situation, the department has a plan to take the annual examination by the last week of May. But in the meantime, Corona is getting scared again, he said.
The education minister also said, classes for first and second grade will remain closed and third and fourth standard classes will be open on alternative days, but classes in colleges and hostels will remain open as usual.
Later this evening, speaking in a press conference, Nath said that the number of corona cases is increasing in Tripura with 37 people testing positive for the novel coronavirus in last 24 hours taking the active cases to 116 in state said Education Minister Ratan Lal Nath.
He said that not a single person was found to be infected with coronavirus on March 26. At that time the number of active patients was 47. In the last 24 hours, the number of active patients with coronary heart disease is 116.
According to him, lock-down and night curfew has been imposed in various states of the country. He said measures like lockdown and night curfew have been taken in Uttar Pradesh, Maharashtra, Punjab, Delhi, Gujarat, Orissa, Rajasthan and Tamil Nadu as part of a crackdown on corona. As a result, most of the states have stopped teaching in schools.
A total of 1,512 samples were collected in the last 24 hours, according to the health department’s media bulletin today. Of them, 37 were found to be infected with corona. Meanwhile, the report of 6 corona test came negative today. As a result, the number of active corona sufferers currently stands at 117. At present, the corona infection rate in Tripura is 5.18 percent. In comparison, the recovery rate is 98.48 percent.