Delhi schools shut down again due to pollution

Delhi school shut, pollution

NEW DELHI, INDIA SEPTEMBER 22: Students of class 12th exit after appearing for CBSE's Compartment Board Exam at Ramjas School, in Pusa Road, on September 22, 2020 in New Delhi, India. As per the official data shared by CBSE, as many as 1,50,198 students from Class 10 and 87,651 students from Class 12 have been placed for compartment examinations. (Photo by Sanchit Khanna/Hindustan Times via Getty Images)

Delhi Environment Minister Gopal Rai on Thursday said physical classes in schools in the national capital will be suspended from Friday till further orders in view of an increase in the air pollution levels.

The decision came after the Supreme Court on Thursday pulled up the Delhi government for resuming physical classes in schools amid a rise in the air pollution levels in the city.

We had reopened schools considering the forecast that air quality would improve. However, the air pollution levels have increased again and we have decided to shut schools from Friday till further orders, Rai said.

After remaining shut since November 13, physical classes in schools, colleges and other educational institutions had resumed from Monday.

(Cover: Getty)

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