Haryana Government schools resume with 100% Capacity; The Haryana government on Wednesday decided that schools in the state will resume classes with 100% capacity from December 1, news agency ANI reported.
Due to the COVID situation in the state, the classes were conducted in a staggered manner. Classes for 6 to 12 students were started in July, while classes 4 and 5 were reopened from 1 September. It was opened for students of classes 1 to 3 from September 20.
According to the Health Department’s bulletin, 15 new cases of corona have been reported in Haryana, taking the number of infections to 7,71,463 on Tuesday, while no coronavirus-related deaths were reported in the last 24 hours. The death toll remained unchanged at 10,051.
Earlier today, the Madhya Pradesh government also announced lifting of all COVID-induced restrictions in the state, and said that schools and colleges will be allowed to operate at 100% capacity.
Air pollution: Schools, colleges in NCR to remain closed till further orders
Meanwhile, due to the deteriorating air quality, the Air Quality Management Commission (CAQM) late on Tuesday night directed that schools, colleges and educational institutions in the National Capital Region will remain closed till further orders, allowing only online mode of education.
Earlier, the Haryana government had ordered the closure of all schools in the state till November 17 amid peak levels of air pollution.
There was no improvement in the national capital’s air quality on Wednesday as the air quality index (AQI) in Delhi remained in the ‘very poor’ category at 387, according to data from the Central Pollution Control Board at 10 am.
The National Capital Region (NCR), especially Noida and Gurugram saw a sharp drop in pollution levels. The AQI in Noida today declined from the upper end of the ‘very poor’ category to the upper end of the ‘severe’ category to 479. According to the System of Air Quality and Weather Forecasting and Research (SAFAR), the air quality in Gurugram has also deteriorated since yesterday, but remains in the ‘very poor’ category at 352.