Coronavirus Outbreak: IAF airmen recruitment test postponed due to Covid-19 pandemic

In the wake of COVID-19 pandemic, the test for airmen’s recruitment earlier scheduled from March 19-23 has been postponed tentatively to the last week of April. Coronavirus has become a serious pandemic over the last month, with nearly 1,94,000 positive cases of the virus recorded globally. WHO has released guidelines for the general public which asks them to avoid any large gathering to reduce human contact. Because of this guideline, many educational institutes have suspended their classes and examinations.

Indian Air Force (IAF) spokesperson Group Captain Anupam Banerjee said,”In view of the COVID-19 pandemic, the scheduled test for Airmen recruitment (01/2020) planned to be held in 86 cities from March 19 -23 has been postponed tentatively to the last week of April this year.”

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A total of 137 positive cases of coronavirus have been reported in India so far.

The World Health Organisation (WHO) has declared the coronavirus outbreak a pandemic and said that Europe has emerged as the new epicentre of the disease.

The government has decided to go into a partial lockdown as it ordered the shut down of all educational institutions, places of social gatherings like swimming pools, spas, gyms, museums, and cultural centres.

Courtesy: India Today

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