Delhi schools will remain shut until further orders, announces Kejriwal
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.
There have been demands from students for holding online examinations and over one lakh students have already signed a petition to the CBSE in this regard.
CBSE officials, however, said as per Covid guidelines exam centres across the country have been increased by 40-50 per cent to ensure social distancing among students.
Delhi had recorded 7,437 Covid-19 cases Thursday, the highest single-day surge this year, while 24 more people had died due to the coronavirus infection, taking the death toll to 11,157.