Delhi pollution: All schools to remain closed till Sunday

ANI | Updated: Nov 08, 2017 15:02 IST

New Delhi [India], November 7 (ANI): Delhi's Deputy Chief Minister Manish Sisodia on Wednesday said the air quality in the national capital was worsening and have directed all schools to remain closed till Sunday.

"Dilli mein hawaa ki stithi bigad rahi hai. Aise mein bachchon ke swaasthya se samjhautaa nahin kiya ja sakta. Ravivaar tak Dilli ke sabhi school band rakhne ke nirdesh diye hain [The air quality in Delhi is worsening. Have directed all schools to remain closed till Sunday]," Sisodia tweeted.

Delhi, on Wednesday, again woke up to a blanket of smog with air quality touching hazardous levels.

In view of rampant air pollution in the city, people at parks were seen wearing masks during morning walk, while the traffic police were also seen doing the same.

The air quality of Delhi's Lodhi Road area remained severe with the levels of prominent pollutants PM 10 and PM 2.5.

The Delhi Government has also issued a health advisory for children, the elderly and those suffering from Asthma and heart ailments to remain at home as much as possible.

Yesterday, the Indian Medical Association (IMA) had declared "public health emergency" in Delhi due to the rising pollution levels, while the experts warned people to avoid outdoor physical activities like cycling and jogging. (ANI)