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NEET-PG Postponed In View Of Rising Number Of COVID Cases; Here's How Netizens Reacted

In view of a spike in COVID-19 cases, the National Eligibility-Cum-Entrance Test (postgraduate), which was scheduled to be held on April 18, has been postponed

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In view of a spike in the number of COVID-19 cases, the National Eligibility-Cum-Entrance Test (postgraduate), which was scheduled to be held on April 18, has been postponed, Union Health Minister Harsh Vardhan said on Thursday.

The decision was taken keeping the well-being of the young medical students in mind, he added.

"In light of the surge in #COVID19 cases, GoI has decided to postpone #NEETPG2021 exam which was earlier scheduled to be held on Apr 18. Next date to be decided later. Decision has been taken keeping wellbeing of our young medical students in mind," Vardhan said in a tweet.Β 

This move triggered mixed reactions on social media. Many users expressed disappointment and wrote, "Only batch is going to suffer! When country needs doctors, postponing NEET is the last resort one could have done, unfair decisions taken to overburden the already burdened doctors." Meanwhile, others were happy with the decision as COVID-19 is on the rise in India.

The CBSE had on Wednesday cancelled its exams for class 10 and deferred those for class 12, due to the surge in coronavirus cases.

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