New Delhi, July 11: In the wake of the rising coronavirus cases, the Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) government in Delhi has decided to cancel all the Delhi state university exams. The exams that stand cancelled also includes the final exams. Delhi Deputy Chief Minister Manish Sisodia on Saturday confirmed the news and said the degree will be awarded based on evaluation parameters decided by the universities. Sisodia was quoted by news agency ANI saying that Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal has written to Prime Minister Narendra Modi requesting him to take a similar decision for the universities and colleges falling under the Centre.

The COVID-19 tally in Delhi mounted to over 1.09 lakh with 2,089 coronavirus cases being reported on Friday. The death toll from the disease mounted to 3,300 with 42 fatalities in the last 24 hours, authorities said. On June 23, the national capital had reported 3,947 coronavirus cases, which is the highest single-day spike in COVID-19 cases till date. India Reports Highest Single-Day Spike of 27,114 New COVID-19 Cases in Past 24 Hours, Tally Crosses 8 Lakh-Mark. 

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On Friday, Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal had reviewed the analysis of deaths due to COVID-19 in the national capital. Meanwhile, reports informed that Delhi Chief Secretary Vijay Dev had directed district magistrates and DCPs to continue with strict implementation of all parameters in the COVID-19 containment zones. In India, the COVID-19 tally rose to 8,20,916 on Saturday after the country  recorded its highest single-day spike of 27,114 new coronavirus cases and 519 deaths in the last 24 hours.

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