Delhi Schools To Remain Shut Till October 31 Amid Coronavirus Outbreak

New Delhi:

All schools in Delhi will remain shut till October 31 because of the coronavirus pandemic, Deputy Chief Minister Manish Sisodia said Sunday afternoon.

The Delhi government had earlier ordered schools in the national capital to close till October 5, but allowed online classes – which have become the norm in recent weeks and months with the need for social distancing – to continue.

The centre had, in its announcement for “Unlock 5”, or the fifth phase of eassing 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 centre had also, earlier, allowed students from Class 9 to 12 to attend school in shifts (so long as the school is outside containment zones) to clarify doubts from their teachers.

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