Delhi News Highlights: Schools to remain shut till further orders due to air pollution, online classes to continue

22 11 2021 | 14:49

Delhi News: Delhi schools to remain shut due to rising air pollution; SKM to hold another meeting on November 27 to decide on the future course of action. Follow for more updates.

Delhi News Highlights: Schools in Delhi will remain closed for physical classes till further orders while online classes and board exams will continue, the Directorate of Education (DoE) announced on Sunday in view of the prevailing air quality situation, news agency PTI reported.

Meanwhile, Delhi Environment Minister Gopal Rai will hold a high-level meeting on Monday on restrictions imposed to contain high-pollution levels, officials said. The air quality remained “very poor” on Sunday morning, authorities here said. The city recorded its air quality index (AQI) at 382 at 9 am. The 24-hour average AQI was 374 on Saturday.

With Prime Minister Narendra Modi having announced that the three contentious farm laws will be repealed, farmer leader Balbir Singh Rajewal said on Sunday that the Samyukta Kisan Morcha (SKM) will hold another meeting on November 27 to decide on the future course of action. He added that the farmers’ march to the Parliament on November 29 will go ahead as per schedule. SKM will also hold a mahapanchayat in Lucknow on Monday in a show of strength days after Modi’s announcement of repealing the three farm laws.

On the virus front, Delhi reported 29 cases of Covid-19 and zero death in a day while the positivity rate stood at 0.06 per cent, according to data shared by the health department on Sunday. With the new cases, the coronavirus infection tally in the city climbed to 14,40,666. Of this, over 14.15 lakh patients have recovered. The death toll stands at 25,095. There are 309 active Covid cases in Delhi.



22 November 2021

The Indian Express