Delhi Smog: Deputy Chief Minister Manish Sisodia Says All Schools Shut This Week
The move comes a day after Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal had asked Sisodia to shut primary schools for two days in lieu of ‘severe’ levels of pollution in the city.
New Delhi: On the second day that the national capital was covered in a thick blanket of smog, the Delhi government announced that all schools in the national capital will remain closed till Sunday in view of the "unbearable" air pollution.
The air quality in Delhi is turning worse, Deputy Chief Minister Manish Sisodia said on Wednesday.
This comes a day after Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal had asked Sisodia to shut primary schools for two days in lieu of ‘severe’ levels of pollution in the city.
"Can't compromise with the health of children. All schools including private and government will remain closed till Sunday for all the classes (sic)," Sisodia said in a series of tweets.
The Delhi government had also ordered on Tuesday for the suspension of all outdoor activities for secondary classes. The decision came after the Air Quality Index (AQI) touched 448 on a maximum scale of 500, thus entering the 'severe' category.
On Wednesday, the AQI was worse at 484, while AQI between 0 and 50 is considered ‘good’.
"The air pollution has become unbearable affecting all. It has engulfed the city. The reasons for this may be varied from stubble burning in Haryana and Punjab to vehicular/ construction pollution but the fact remains that it is affecting the health of Delhi's citizens," an official order from Sisodia's office said on Wednesday.
"The situation shall be reviewed on Sunday," it added.
Get the best of News18 delivered to your inbox - subscribe to News18 Daybreak. Follow News18.com on Twitter, Instagram, Facebook, Telegram, TikTok and on YouTube, and stay in the know with what's happening in the world around you – in real time.
Recommended For You
- Disha Vakani's Husband Mayur Pandya on Actress' Return to Taarak Mehta Ka Ooltah Chashmah
- Abhijit Banerjee, Esther Duflo Winning the Nobel Prize Together is #CoupleGoals
- Why Dyson Air Purifiers Are Smarter Than Most: Better Filters And Smarter Testing
- Neymar Gets Injured Again, Limps Out of Brazil's Friendly Against Nigeria
- Video of Pune Electric Bus Getting Charged Through a Diesel Generator Surfaces, Twitter Has a Field Day