In response to the rapid rise in COVID-19 cases, the Delhi government has announced the immediate closure of schools and colleges in the city. Continue reading.
The Delhi government has announced the closure of schools and colleges in the city due to an increase in COVID-19 cases. This decision was made after the government in Delhi issued a Yellow Alert, citing a case positivity rate of 0.5 percent today.
In the national capital, the positivity rate remained at 0.5 percent for the second day in a row.
The Delhi government convened a meeting to discuss the steps that must be taken to stop the virus from spreading, and the government decided to implement the Graded Response Action Plan (GRAP).
The Delhi government has ordered the closure of schools and colleges.
Apart from schools, colleges, and all academic institutions, the government has ordered cinema halls to close, malls to operate on an odd-even basis, and offices across the states to operate at only 50% capacity. Schools and other educational institutions have been asked to provide online instruction to students. The government, on the other hand, will soon release all of the brief details about school closures and other preventative measures. The decision to close schools comes a day after the Delhi government announced that students in Delhi will be on winter break from January 1 to January 15. During the winter vacation, the government has mandated that no online or offline learning activities are permitted.
In Delhi, there is a COVID-19 situation.
COVID cases are on the rise across the country, including in the nation’s capital. In the last 24 hours, the national capital reported 331 new COVID cases, pushing the positivity rate above 0.5 percent. On Monday, December 27, one death case was also reported. Notably, the last time Delhi had the most cases in a single day was on June 9, 2021, when 337 were reported.