Primary schools in Delhi will remain closed until November 10 due to the alarming levels of air pollution in the city. The decision was announced by Delhi Education Minister Delhi Education Minister Atishi.
“As pollution levels continue to remain high, primary schools in Delhi will stay closed till 10th November. For grade 6-12, schools are being given the option of shifting to online classes,” tweets Delhi Education Minister Atishi”
The decision to close schools has been met with mixed reactions from parents. Some have expressed relief, while others have voiced concerns about the disruption to their children’s education.
“I’m glad that the government is taking this seriously,” said one parent. “My children have been coughing and wheezing for days, and I’m worried about their health.”
Another parent expressed concern about the impact of the school closures on her child’s education. “My child is in the middle of important exams,” she said. “I’m worried that this will put them at a disadvantage.”
"As pollution levels continue to remain high, primary schools in Delhi will stay closed till 10th November. For grade 6-12, schools are being given the option of shifting to online classes," tweets Delhi Education Minister Atishi pic.twitter.com/fNw8DeKgbP— ANI (@ANI) November 5, 2023
The Delhi government has said that it is working to improve the air quality in the city. However, experts say that it will take time to see significant improvement.
In the meantime, the government has advised people to stay indoors as much as possible and to avoid strenuous activity outdoors. They have also advised people to wear masks when they are outdoors.