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India Delhi Schools Closed Till Sunday, Minister Says 'Air Situation Deteriorating'

15:31  08 november  2017
15:31  08 november  2017 Source:   ndtv.com

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Delhi Schools Closed This Week, Minister Manish Sisodia Cites ' Deteriorating Air '. All Delhi schools will remain closed till Sunday over toxic smog. The situation is close to a severe crisis," Mr Sisodia had said yesterday as he announced that junior schools would be closed on Wednesday.

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New Delhi: All Delhi schools will remain closed till Sunday with pollution in the city becoming worse, deputy chief minister Manish Sisodia said on Wednesday. He had last evening ordered junior schools closed today, describing the capital as a "gas chamber" as a deadly smog enveloped the national capital and hung low.

  Delhi Schools Closed Till Sunday, Minister Says 'Air Situation Deteriorating'

Delhi woke up on Wednesday to a second day of haze as pollution spiked, with residents reporting smarting eyes and an irritation in the nose and throat. The air quality index, which measures the concentration of toxic particulate matter in the air, hit the "severe" level of 451 on a scale where the maximum reading is 500 and anything above 100 is considered unhealthy.

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Delhi deputy chief minister Manish Sisodia said a review of the situation would be conducted on Sunday . The Delhi government ordered all schools to be closed till Sunday in view of deteriorating air quality in the Capital.

“Due to the deteriorating air quality in Delhi , the health of children cannot be compromised. We have ordered the closure of all the schools in Delhi until Sunday ,” Sisodia tweeted. The Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) government had on Tuesday directed that primary schools would be closed on

"I would request people to avoid morning walks. The situation is close to a severe crisis," Mr Sisodia had said yesterday as he announced that junior schools would be closed on Wednesday. He had promised the review the situation today.

The Delhi government has put out health advisories for high-risk groups, mainly the children and elderly, saying they should avoid outdoor activities.

Thick, brown smog has descended upon the world's most polluted capital, impelling a top medical body to declare a "public health emergency". A Supreme Court-appointed panel has recommended emergency measures like four times the parking fees to discourage the use of cars, and reduced metro fares.

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