CHENNAI: The initiatives taken by the Tamil Nadu government towards preventing the spread of coronavirus in the state have come in for praise from Prime Minister Narendra Modi.
Modi called chief minister K Palaniswami over phone on Saturday and congratulated him on the measures taken to control spread of the virus.
The chief minister thanked Modi and explained in detail the series of measures taken by his government in the state, an official release said.
Palaniswami informed Modi that his nine-point agenda would be followed in Tamil Nadu during the Janta Curfew on Sunday.
Pitching for 'social distancing', the Prime Minister had on Thursday called for a 'Janta Curfew' from 7am to 9pm, saying no citizen, barring those in essential services, should get out of their houses, and asserted that it will be a litmus test to show India's readiness to take on the coronavirus challenge.
The Tamil Nadu government as part of initiatives to control spread of the virus has declared holidays to educational institutions across the state till March 31 besides shutting down shopping malls and places were people gather in large numbers.
Meanwhile, Palaniswami informed the assembly on Saturday that the Class X board exams scheduled to be held between March 27 and April 13 would be postponed.
"These examinations will take place after Tamil New Year Day (April 15)," he said.
However, Palaniswami said the Class XI and XII board examinations were going Read More – Source