Delhi Schools and Colleges Closed Till November 8 Due to Air Pollution? Deputy CM Manish Sisodia Calls It 'Fake News'
Delhi school children wearing masks. (Photo Credit: PTI)

Delhi, November 3: Delhi Deputy Chief Minister Manish Sisodia on Sunday said that letters circulating on social media regarding schools and colleges closed till November 8 are "fake". He informed that schools are closed till Tuesday. The pollution in Delhi has raised to ‘severe-plus emergency‘ category. At 12 pm, the air quality index or AQI of Delhi stood at 625. Meanwhile, schools in Noida and Greater Noida will also remain closed on November 4 and 5. Delhi Air Pollution Safety Guide: Know About Types of Anti-Pollution Masks, Which Ones to Buy and Online Availability.

"Fake letter circulating on social media regarding school college closure till November 8. So far schools have been closed till November 5; any further decision shall be communicated through proper channels only. All are advised not to believe on such fake letters or news," Sisodia tweeted.

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The fake letter which went viral had claimed that "In the interest of health and safety of children, it has been decided to keep all the school and colleges, in the NCT of Delhi closed till November 8, 2019, and also education minister decided to postpone all the schools and colleges exam till December."

Delhi CM Arvind Kejriwal has appealed to Centre to take immediate steps to fight pollution. “Pollution has reached unbearable levels across N India. Del govt taken many steps. Delhiites hv made many sacrifices. Del suffering for no fault of theirs. Punjab CM also expressd concern. Centre shud take immediate steps 2 provide relief. V will support Centre in all initiatives,” Kejriwal tweeted.

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Over 30 flights have been diverted from Delhi towards Amritsar, Jaipur, and Lucknow due to low visibility. Pollution in the NCR region was declared "public health emergency" by the Environment Pollution (Prevention & Control) Authority on Friday.