In view of the increasing cases of corona virus in Goa, the education department of the state has ordered schools to take 9th and 11th class examinations online. Earlier, the education department had announced to take online exams for classes 1 to 8 as well and said that students can take the exam from home. On Friday, 482 new cases of Kovid-19 were reported in Goa and three people died.
On Friday, Director of Education Department DR Bhagat issued a circular to all schools to conduct the 9th and 11th examinations online. Offline exam was going to be held in the state from this week. In Goa, the number of Kovid-19 infected has increased to 61,239. The death toll from infection in the state has risen to 845. At the same time, there are 3,597 active cases in the state.
Goa Health Minister Vishwajit Rane said on Friday that Kovid-19 vaccine should be applied without age limit, so that all people above 18 years of age can be vaccinated. However, he said that this is his personal opinion. Opposition parties led by the Congress are attacking the central government regarding vaccination policy. Their demand is that the age limit on vaccination should be removed and vaccine exports should be stopped so that sufficient number of vaccines are available in the country.
Record new cases are coming in the country
There are a record 1,45,384 new cases of corona infection in one day in India. After this, the total number of people infected in the country has increased to 1,32,05,926. According to the Health Ministry, the number of active patients again increased to more than 10 lakhs after about six and a half months. The ministry said that 794 more people died due to the virus, the highest number for any single day since October 18 last year. So far 1,68,436 people have died in the country due to infection.
The daily number of infected people in the country has increased for the 31st consecutive day. At present 10,46,631 infected people are under treatment, which is 7.93 percent of the total number of people infected so far. The recovery rate in the country has come down to 90.80 percent. There were at least 1,35,926 active cases on 12 February after the first peak of infection in the country. This number was 1.25 percent of the total cases at that time.