The decision on Class 12 PSEB exams, which have already been postponed, will be taken later, based on the emerging situation.
Speaking to reporters, Raut said Maharashtra had followed every instruction issued by the Centre, and the latter must act sensitively and cautiously and stop blaming states.
Genomic sequencing is an advanced test that determines the precise genetic information a virus carries as viruses mutate as they multiply and spread.
With the fresh COVID-19 cases, the total number of cases in the state now stands at 2,51,460.
The announcement came as Punjab's daily cases shot up to 2039 with 35 deaths on Wednesday.
Maharashtra registered the highest daily new cases at 15,602, followed by Kerala with 2,035 and Punjab 1,510 new cases.
Punjab health department data on Tuesday showed 614 students and teachers tested positive between February 9 and 23.
Eight critical COVID-19 patients are on ventilator support while 71 are on oxygen support, the bulletin said.
1.60 lakh health workers will be first to get COVID-19 vaccine in Punjab, other frontline workers next
People above 50 years and those aged below 50 with co-morbid conditions will be covered under the inoculation drive.
Ludhiana reported 42 new cases, Jalandhar 36 and Mohali 31, among fresh cases detected in the state.
Six men and two women turned out to be positive. They have been isolated as per SOPs, Punjab Health Minister Balbir Singh Sidhu said.
Punjab CM Amarinder Singh said the state has already undertaken preparatory activities for an effective vaccination programme.
Punjab govt orders closure of all COVID level-1 facilities due to drop in occupancy
With 61 more deaths, the death toll in the state reached 1,923.
The decision was taken by Chief Minister Amarinder Singh to encourage COVID-19 testing amid rising number of cases and deaths due to the disease in the state.