Updated: March 23, 2020 5:36:18 pm
The Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) will launch a helpline to spread awareness about coronavirus. The services was earlier announced to be available from 8 am to 8 pm but is now available from 10 am to 5 pm. The helpline is open till March 31 and its services can be extended too.
The tele-counselling services will be provided by trained counsellors on how to reduce transmission and counsel on first aid to stop corona spread among other frequently asked questions. They will also inform students about how to use this time at home productively, the board said in a statement.
Students can call at the following numbers from 10 am – 1:30 pm
and different numbers from 2 pm to 5 pm
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The Board has postponed the exams scheduled to be held form March 19 to 31. The evaluation process has also been put on hold till then due to corona outbreak in India. The revised dates of these exams have yet to be announced.
CBSE claims to have asked schools affiliated to it to run awareness drives on corona pandemic as well as shared information through memes and guidelines on its social media platforms.
This is in addition to annual pre-exam psychological live tele counselling (which continues post exams too) which is available from 8 am to 10 pm.
While the number of global deaths due to the coronavirus pandemic has crossed 10,000. A total of 223 cases and four deaths have been observed in India. Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Thursday asked people to stay at homes and practice social distances. HE also announced a Janta curfew on March 22.
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