Delhi takes a Breather: Schools shuttered until Nov 10 as Pollution Persists

Delhi shuts schools until November 10 due to severe Air Pollution

New Delhi, Nov 5 – In response to the ongoing severe pollution crisis in the national capital, Delhi’s Education Minister, Atishi, announced the temporary closure of all primary schools until November 10. The decision aims to protect the health and well-being of young children who are particularly vulnerable to the adverse effects of air pollution.

For students in grades 6 to 12, the option of transitioning to online classes is provided as pollution levels remain elevated. The toxic haze that has shrouded Delhi for the past six days continues to pose a severe health risk. Unfavorable wind conditions, particularly calm winds during the night, have contributed to the persistence of hazardous air quality.

The Delhi government’s decision reflects their commitment to safeguarding the health of students, especially the younger ones, during this challenging period of heightened pollution.

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