COVID effect: Delhi schools to remain shut till October 31

NCR's education portfolio is being handled by Deputy Chief Minister Manish Sisodia.

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In the wake of the Covid-19 pandemic, the Delhi government has decided to keep the schools shut till October 31, said government officials on Sunday. 

Earlier, the Delhi government had extended the school closure till October 5, though the Centre under the Unlock 4 guidelines had permitted the students of class 9-12 to visit schools on a voluntary basis with the consent of the parents. 

“The Directorate of Education (DoE) has been directed to extend the ongoing closure of schools till Oct 31. Formal orders to this effect will be issued by DoE tomorrow,” an official at the Deputy Chief Minister’s office said.

NCR's education portfolio is being handled by Deputy Chief Minister Manish Sisodia. 

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Universities and schools across the country have been closed since March 16 when the Centre announced a nationwide classroom shutdown in lieu to contain the spread of the novel coronavirus.

On March 25, the central government announced a nationwide lockdown to prevent the virus from spreading.

As per the latest unlock guidelines, schools, colleges, and other educational institutions can reopen outside containment zones after October 15. However, the decision on whether to reopen educational institutions has been left with states and union territories.