New Delhi, April 15:

In view of the surging in COVID-19 cases, the central government on Thursday decided to postpone National Eligibility-Cum-Entrance test (NEET) 2021. The exam was scheduled to be held on April 18. The next date would be decided later, said Union Health Minister Harsh Vardhan on Twitter. “Decision has been taken keeping wellbeing of our young medical students in mind,” he wrote on the micro-blogging site.

In order to contain the spread of coronavirus in the state, the Odisha government has decided to impose weekend and night curfew, from 6 pm to 5 am, in urban areas of 10 districts close to Chhattisgarh. Urban areas of 20 other districts in the state will also have night curfew imposed from 9 pm to 5 am. Apart from these, no religious, social, cultural, academic and political gathering or procession will be allowed in Odisha from tomorrow, the government has announced.

The Delhi government on Thursday decided to impose weekend curfew to curb the spread of the novel coronavirus, Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal said. Essential services will be allowed to function, and special passes will be given for weddings. Restaurants will be shut for dine in, but home delivery will be allowed. Malls and spas will remain closed. Cinema halls will be allowed to function at 30 per cent capacity.

He also stated that as per latest data, 5,000 beds are available across hospitals in the city.