All schools in the national capital will remain closed till October 31 in view of the COVID-19 pandemic, Delhi government officials said on Sunday.
The move comes after an assessment of the Covid-19 situation in the capital. on Thursday, Friday and Saturday, the city reported 3,037, 2,920 and 2,258 cases, respectively. overall, Delhi has reported 287,930 cases and 5,472 fatalities.
“All schools in Delhi will remain closed till October 31 due to Corona. Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal said that as a parent, he understands the seriousness of the situation. At this time it will not be appropriate to take any risk regarding the health of children,” Mr.Sisodia tweeted.
Earlier this week center, in its announcement for “Unlock 5”, or the fifth phase of easing of COVID restrictions, allowed state and union territory governments to decide on reopening schools, colleges, and other educational institutions in a graded manner after October 15.
“The decision shall be taken in consultation with the (management of the) respective school/institution, based on their assessment of the situation,” the Home Ministry said, adding, however, that online and distance learning was the preferred mode of teaching at this time.
The decision on schools came even as the central government on September 30 issued new guidelines allowing more relaxations of Covid-19 restrictions as part of its plan to resume businesses and activities in the country struck by the pandemic.