Mumbai coronavirus
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Mumbai: On Monday, members of teachers' union wrote a letter to the state education minister requesting permission to assess answer papers from their homes. Shivanath Darade, Mumbai Secretary of teachers' organisation Shikshak Bharti, said, "Train and bus services have been shut down so it is difficult for teachers to commute to schools and colleges for paper correction. Teachers should be allowed to assess answer papers from their homes till March 31, 2020."

Currently, teachers of all schools and colleges have been instructed to work from home as a precautionary measure against the COVID-19. Vidya Nerulkar, a teacher, said, "We are completing our basic academic duties from home. In order to avoid any kind of delay in declaration of results, we can assess papers from our homes."

Teachers revealed all of them should check answer papers thoroughly and complete assessment with full concentration. Aarif Shaikh, a teacher and moderator, said, "As examiners and moderators it is our duty to assess answer papers with utmost concentration. We got to do justice to the students and not take it lightly just because we are in the comfort of our homes."

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