The Central Board of Secondary Education has decided to allow students to carry face masks and hand sanitizers along with them to the examination halls to tackle the COVID-19 virus spreads in parts of the country. The announcement was made by the CBSE in wake of the increased number of Coronavirus cases in the country.
“In view of inquiries received, it is clarified that face masks and sanitisers may be carried by students, if they so desire, in the examination centres,” said a notification issued by CBSE Secretary Anurag Tripathi. The examinations, which began on February 15, will conclude by the end of March.
Meanwhile, the Human Resource Development Ministry has asked the CBSE to spread awareness about basic preventive measures including handwashing and respiratory etiquette among students.