Schools in Delhi to be closed for 7 days due to pollution, announced CM Kejriwal

New Delhi: For a week from Monday onwards, schools will be physically closed for seven days while the virtual mode teaching will continue so that children don’t have to breathe polluted air, said Delhi CM Arvind Kejriwal on Saturday.

The schools in the national capital will be closed in the wake of rising pollution level.

The Government offices will operate from home (WFH) at 100% capacity for a week. Private offices to be issued an advisory to go for WFH option as much as possible, also said Kejriwal.

Apart from this, the construction activities will not be allowed in between November 14 to November 17, said Delhi CM Arvind Kejriwal.

“There was a suggestion in SC over complete lockdown in Delhi if (pollution) situation turns worse…We’re drafting a proposal..which will be discussed with agencies, Centre…If it happens, construction, vehicular movement will have to be stopped:Delhi CM Arvind Kejriwal,” Kejriwal said, reports news agency ANI.

“In view of deteriorating air quality because of pollution due to stubble burning in Uttar Pradesh, Delhi govt has decided to close schools tomorrow and day after,” Deputy Chief Minister Manish Sisodia had tweeted earlier.

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