Punjab University postpones all exams amid COVID-19 surge
LAHORE - The University of Punjab Monday announced to postpone all exams with immediate effect amid rising number of coronavirus cases in the province.
A notification issued by the varsity states, "It is hereby notified that all written and practical examinations of the University of Punjab being conducted from 30-03-2021 are hereby postponed with immediate effect."
It further said that the next date will be announced two weeks before exams.
It is hereby notified that all Written and Practical Examinations of University of the Punjab being conducted from 30-03-2021 are hereby postponed with immediate effect. The next date of examinations shall be notified two weeks before exams.— University of the Punjab (@pu_lhr_official) March 29, 2021
The announcement comes hours after the Punjab government reimposed a number of restrictions to stern the third wave of novel Covid-19.
Considering an alarming rise of the cases in Punjab, the top provincial authorities presided a meeting to review the worsening situation.
Apart from limiting business hours and closing parks and restaurants' dine-in services, the authorities also suspended Metro bus and Orange Line train services as well as public transport from April 1.
The government has made the wearing of face masks mandatory and a policy of micro smart lockdown will also be adopted.
Amid the deteriorating situation of COVID-19 cases in Punjab, the Punjab Chief Minister Sardar Usman Buzdar has decided to impose lockdown in cities with a rate of more than 12 percent. As per the latest figures on Monday, the positivity ratio in Lahore stands at 17%, 15 percent in Rawalpindi, Faisalabad stands at 15% while Sialkot and Multan stand at 12 percent.
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