Delhi schools to remain closed till further orders due to rising COVID-19 cases, says Arvind Kejriwal
Earlier, Class 10 and class 12 students who are due to appear in board exams in May-June were going to school with consent of their parents
New Delhi: Schools in the national capital will remain closed for all classes till further orders due to the rise in COVID-19 cases, Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal announced on Friday.
The national capital has witnessed a surge in COVID-19 cases over the past few weeks. On Thursday, the daily case count breached the 7,000-mark for the first time this year.
"Due to rising cases of COVID-19 , schools in Delhi will remain closed for all classes till further orders," Kejriwal tweeted.
The Delhi government had last week announced that students of any classes will not be called to school in the new academic session.
However, Class 10 and class 12 students who are due to appear in board exams in May-June were going to school with consent of their parents.
The COVID-19 toll has climbed to 2,42,362 with 4,092 deaths in the past 24 hours, the data updated at 8 am showed
The spread of coronavirus in Delhi is still showing no signs of abating, and the resultant distress is visible across social media platforms
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