Schools, Colleges Closed Again; Yellow Alert In Delhi As Omicron Cases Rise

The Delhi government today announced fresh curbs as part of the “yellow alert” to contain the fast-spreading Omicron variant of COVID-19 in the city. According to the new guidelines, schools, colleges and other educational institutions in Delhi will remain closed until further orders, the Delhi Disaster Management Authority (DDMA) said.

Schools and colleges in Delhi were ordered shut earlier this month due to air pollution in the city. They reopened for physical classes just two weeks ago. Students of Class 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.

However, schools did not reopen on December 27 for primary and pre-primary classes. Instead, the National Capital government announced winter break for these students till January 15.

Now, after the new DDMA order, all schools, colleges, educational institutions, training institutions, coaching classes and libraries will remain closed.

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