NEW DELHI: Reeling under hazardous air quality levels, India’s capital New Delhi shut down all schools for an extended period on Wednesday (Nov 8), the latest in a series of measures to protect residents from growing air pollution.
Air quality levels in the city were over 320 on the air quality index, a level categorised as ‘hazardous’ by Swiss group IQAir, although it was not as bad as the 400 range hit earlier this week.
Schools in the capital city would remain closed from Thursday until Nov 18 on a winter break, which was originally scheduled for January, the Delhi government said in a notification.
Primary schools in the city had already been shut, as part of measures to protect young children against smog and growing air pollution.
Source: Channel News Asia