With Nipah virus yet a major threat in the southern state of Kerala, the government has now decided to postpone the re-opening of educational institutions in Kozhikode district.
The opening of schools has been postponed till June 12 as per local media reports.
The various examinations have also been deferred except those conducted by the Union Public Service Commission (UPSC).
It is said that a decision in this regard was taken at a high-level meeting, chaired by state health minister K K Shailaja.
It may be noted that so far sixteen persons have lost their lives so far to Nipah virus mostly in two districts of Kerala.
Meanwhile India has also sought written to the Queensland government in Australia asking it to provide the antibody developed there to test if it can neutralize the deadly virus in humans.