Physical classes will be closed until further notice due to air pollution: Delhi Education Department


Posted on 21 November 2021


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The Delhi Education Department issued a notice on Sunday, stating that physical classes will be closed until further notice due to air pollution, but that online classes will continue. Due to air pollution, the Delhi government issued a similar order last week, closing classrooms until further notice. The Delhi government stated in the ruling that institutions that were just starting to reopen after being closed due to the Covid epidemic would have to switch to an online mode of teaching. The news came as Delhi's air quality remained extremely poor on Sunday morning. At 9 a.m., the capital city's air quality index (AQI) was 382. On Saturday, the 24-hour average AQI was 374. The air quality in nearby Faridabad (347), Ghaziabad (344), Greater Noida (322), Gurgaon (345), and Noida (356) was likewise rated as 'very poor.' Surface winds are expected to be strong from November 21 to November 23, resulting in effective dispersion and improved air quality, according to SAFAR, the Ministry of Earth Sciences' air quality monitor. The city's minimum temperature was 9.8 degrees Celsius, three degrees below usual, according to the India Meteorological Department. The highest temperature will most likely be around 27 degrees Celsius.


Key Points


  • The Delhi Education Department issued a notice on Sunday, stating that physical classes will be closed until further notice due to air pollution, but that online classes will continue.

  • The city's minimum temperature was 9.8 degrees Celsius, three degrees below usual, according to the India Meteorological Department. The highest temperature will most likely be around 27 degrees Celsius.