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Air pollution in Delhi forces schools to shutdown for a week

13/11/2021 at 7:54 PM

New Delhi, Nov 13: Schools in Delhi are to remain closed for a week and classes will continue in virtual mode due to air pollution.

Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal on Saturday said that schools will be shifted to online mode from November 15 and will continue in virtual mode for a week.

This step has been taken as Delhi’s air quality is rating as “severe” on the Air Quality Index (AQI).

While addressing the media, CM Kejriwal said: “For a week from Monday onwards, schools will be physically closed (they can continue virtually) so children don’t have to breathe polluted air. “

Delhi government took this decision in an emergency meeting held to control the repercussions of the increased air pollution.

The CM also announced that all government offices in Delhi will operate from home (Work From Home) at 100 per cent capacity for a week. Even private offices to be issued an advisory to go for WFH option as much as possible.

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