- Schools have reopened.
- There has been a slight improvement in the level of pollution.
- Schools and colleges were closed since November 13.
What did the parents say?
The parent of a student studying at Vidya Bhawan Mahavidyalaya Senior Secondary School, Lodhi Road, said, “We are concerned about the pollution levels and the Covid-19 pandemic as we send our children to school. I made my son wear a mask all the time. Wearing and maintaining as much distance as possible from other students is advised.”
Another parent said, “Pollution is a big concern, similarly, we are seeing an increase in the cases of covid once again. I think the online classes could have been continued for some more time. But now when Children are coming out, so I have told them never to remove the mask.
Air quality in ‘very poor’ category
According to the System of Air Quality and Weather Forecasting Research (SAFAR), the overall air quality in Delhi remains in the ‘very poor’ category, despite the educational institutions reopening on Monday. The Air Quality Index (AQI) level in Delhi was 370 on Monday morning.
CBSE Board Exam 2022: CBSE’s notice issued, 12th board exam applications of private students start from December 2
Schools were closed since 13 November
The closure of schools, colleges and other educational institutions was announced on November 13, 2021. This decision was taken mainly to make the students safe in view of the dangerous air quality level. The ban was initially imposed for a week. However, this was further increased due to the declining level of Air Quality Index in Delhi.