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Delhi: Amid air pollution, CM Kejriwal announces Delhi primary schools to shut from tomorrow

New Delhi: In view of the increasing pollution in Delhi-NCR, Arvind Kejriwal has taken a big decision. Arvind Kejriwal announced in a press conference on Friday that Delhi's primary schools will remain closed from tomorrow till further orders.

By Priyanka Verma 
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New Delhi: In view of the increasing pollution in Delhi-NCR, Arvind Kejriwal has taken a big decision. Arvind Kejriwal announced in a press conference on Friday that Delhi’s primary schools will remain closed from tomorrow till further orders. Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal said that the Center needs to take special steps to save North India from pollution. Now is not the time for blame and politics.

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Arvind Kejriwal said that till the situation improves, primary schools in Delhi will remain closed. Odd-even is also being considered. If need be, odd-even can be implemented. We will try our best that no child should face any kind of problem.

National General Secretary of Confederation of All India Traders (CAT) in Delhi Praveen Khandelwal has urged Delhi Lieutenant Governor VK Saxena to temporarily close all government and private schools in Delhi till the pollution level in Delhi comes down. Issue closure orders so that children can be saved from any disease caused by pollution.

Khandelwal said that GRAP 4 has been implemented in Delhi as the air index has crossed 450. This shows the dire situation of pollution in Delhi. The whole of Delhi is in the Red Zone, which is very worrying, in such a situation it is very important to take all possible precautionary measures.

He also said that it would be appropriate if work from home is promoted in offices and schools should also be asked to conduct online education. Due to pollution, there is a danger of inhaling toxic air while breathing. This situation is especially bad for the health of children and the elderly.

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