Kejriwal urges Centre to cancel CBSE board exams; Delhi logs 13,500 new Covid cases

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Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal

New Delhi (NVI): Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal today urged the central government to cancel CBSE board exams as the national capital is recording a spurt in COVID-19 cases.

Kejriwal said the city has seen 13,500 cases in the city in past 24 hours, the highest till date.

During a press conference, he also appealed to the people in the city to not leave homes unless absolutely necessary.

“Conducting board exams can lead to largescale spread of coronavirus, alternative methods of assessment can be explored. Students can be promoted on basis of either online exams or internal assessment,” Kejriwal said during his address.

He said that over 6 lakh children in Delhi are going to appear for the CBSE Board Exams 2021 and nearly 1 lakh teachers will be a part of it.

The Delhi CM also urged people to donate plasma as cases continue to rise. “We need to help our neighbours, to fight the Covid-19 battle,” he said.

He stressed that the national capital is battling the fourth Covid wave, which is much more dangerous than the third wave.

The CBSE Class 10 exams are scheduled to be conducted between May 4 and June 7, and between May 4 and June 15 for Class 12 students.