All Delhi state university exams have been cancelled in light of the COVID-19 pandemic. “In light of the major disruptions caused by the Coronavirus pandemic, Delhi govt has decided to cancel all Delhi state university exams including final exams,” tweeted Delhi Deputy CM Manish Sisodia.
This will also include the Delhi University exams, which stand cancelled by the order of the government. There was a major demand to cancel the Delhi Technological University (DTU) exams. These exams will also now be cancelled.
The Covid-19 tally in India has increased to 8,20,916. The country witnessed a spike of 27,114 in 24 hours which is the highest in India on record. The new cases have crossed the previous record of 26,506 that was registered on Friday. India had breached the 5-lakh mark 14 days ago.
The total cases include 2,83,407 active cases. 5,15,386 coronavirus cases have been cured or discharged from the hospital. The total recovery now stands at 62.7%. This was the third day in a row for over 19,000 patients to get cured of the virus. A total of 19,873 new patients were cured in the last 24 hours. The death tally has also increased to 22,123.
Maharashtra is the worst affected state in the country with 2,38,461 cases. Out of the total cases in the state, 1,32,625 have recovered from the coronavirus disease and 95,943 are still active. The state has reported a total of 9,893 deaths so far.
The national capital is third in terms of total cases. Delhi’s Covid-19 tally now stands at 1,09,140. The capital has registered 3,300 deaths, so far and 84,694 have recovered out of it. The tally of active cases stands at 21,146.
On Friday, Presentations were given by the Department of Science and Technology, Department of Biotechnology, Council of Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR) and the principal scientific adviser to the government before the Parliamentary Standing Committee on Science and Technology, Environment and Climate on the Centre’s COVID-19 preparedness. Sources said it was conveyed to the panel that a vaccine for COVID-19 could be available only by early next year.