Schools in the state capital will remain closed for all classes until further notice due to the increase in COVID-19 cases, Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal announced on Friday.
There has been an increase in COVID-19 cases in the state capital in recent weeks. On Thursday, the daily number of cases surpassed 7,000 for the first time this year.
“Due to the increase in COVID-19 cases, Delhi schools will be closed to all classes until the next order,” Kejriwal tweeted.
The Delhi government announced last week that students of all levels will not be called to school during the new academic session.
However, 10th and 12th grade students who were scheduled to take the board exams from May to June attended the school with the consent of their parents.
Delhi recorded 7,437 COVID-19 cases on Thursday, the largest increase in one day this year, while 24 more people have died from the coronavirus infection, bringing the death toll to 11,157.
The Delhi Education Authority said in a statement: “With the sudden increase in COVID-19 cases in Delhi, all recognized and non-government-backed school principals will be notified of this behavior. All activity tests and Physical mode exams will remain “They are also designed to ensure that no student in grades 9-12 is physically called to school for an exam or academic activity (such as practice internships, midterm and annual exams)”, added states such as Rajasthan and Odisha suspended classes due to increasing positive COVID-19 cases in the states.
Chhattisgarh postponed 10th grade board exams and Maharashtra announced that it would promote 9th and 11th grade students without exams.
कोविड के बढ़ते मामलों के कारण, दिल्ली में सभी स्कूल (सरकारी, प्राइवेट सहित), सभी क्लासेज के लिए अगले आदेश तक बंद किए जा रहे हैं।
— Arvind Kejriwal (@ArvindKejriwal) April 9, 2021