Delhi Schools, Colleges Closed Again as Kejriwal Govt Sounds Yellow Alert Over Rising Omicron Cases
New Delhi: The Delhi government on Tuesday announced new restrictions as part of a “yellow alert” to contain the rising Covid-19 cases in the city and the fast-spreading omicron variant. The Delhi Disaster Management Authority (DDMA) said that as per the new guidelines, schools, colleges and other educational institutions in Delhi will remain closed till further orders. Also Read – Mini Lockdown Imposed In Delhi: Check Kejriwal Government’s Latest Guidelines For Bars, Restaurants
Schools and colleges in Delhi were ordered to be closed earlier this month due to air pollution in the city. They reopened for physical classes just two weeks ago. Students of classes 6 and above were allowed to attend physical classes from December 18 and for classes 1 to 5, schools were allowed to reopen on December 27. Also Read – Explained: What is meant by Delhi Yellow Alert. Complete list of restrictions under mini lockdown in Delhi
However, on December 27, schools did not open for primary and pre-primary classes. Instead, the Delhi government on Monday announced winter vacation for these students till January 15. Now after the new order of DDMA, all schools, colleges, educational institutions, training institutes, coaching classes and libraries will remain closed. Also read- Delhi Metro: Commuters must know the new guidelines
DDMA has also announced restrictions on activities of offices, malls, shops, restaurants etc. in the new guidelines. The timing of Delhi Night Curfew will now be from 10 PM to 5 AM. The new restrictions have been imposed in Delhi after the biggest one-day spike in infections in six months. Yesterday, 331 new cases were registered in the city. Delhi’s share of omicron cases has increased from 2-3 per cent to 25-30 per cent in two weeks.