The Centre on Thursday decided to postpone medical entrance National Eligibility cum Entrance Test-Postgraduate exam amid surge in coronavirus cases, reported ANI quoting Union Health Minister Dr Harsh Vardhan.

The exam was earlier scheduled to be held on April 18. Vardhan said new date of the exam will be decided later. 

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India on Thursday reported 2 lakh coronavirus cases, highest single-day spike so far.

Earlier in the day, a group of MBBS doctors approached the apex court seeking the postponement of exams.

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