Delhi’s primary schools, both government and private, will be closed for the next two days because the air pollution in the city has become very bad. The pollution levels are in the “severe” category, which is the worst it can be. This decision was made by the Chief Minister, Arvind Kejriwal, in response to the rising pollution.
In light of the rising pollution levels, all govt and private primary schools in Delhi will remain closed for the next 2 days— Arvind Kejriwal (@ArvindKejriwal) November 2, 2023
In addition to the school closures, the Municipal Corporation of Delhi (MCD) has also decided to conduct classes online for the next two days, as per the Commission for Air Quality Management’s order. However, teachers and staff will still be able to go to the schools.
The air quality in many parts of Delhi is very poor, with over half of the monitoring stations showing “severe” levels of pollution. An Air Quality Index (AQI) between 401 and 500 is considered “severe.”
To put it simply, the air in Delhi is very polluted right now, and it’s making it difficult for people to breathe safely, so schools are closing for a couple of days to protect the students.