Schools in Delhi to remain close amid surge in coronavirus cases
New Delhi : All schools and colleges in Delhi will remain closed till further notice, Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal announced on Friday amid sudden surge in the coronavirus cases.
Several states and Union Territories have announced new restrictions like night curfew amid surging coronavirus cases in the nation during second wave of COVID-19 infection. On Thursday, the national capital registered more than 7,000 new coronavirus cases in less than 24 hours.
From Class 9 to Class 12 were running in Delhi after the consent of their parents due to board examinations. Rest other classes were already suspended.
The Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) which governs thousands of schools across the country has faced criticism from the opposition for going ahead of the exams despite the spike.
"It is downright irresponsible of boards like the CBSE to force students to sit for exams under the prevailing circumstances. Board exams should either be cancelled, rescheduled or arranged in a manner that does not require the physical presence of children at crowded exam centres," Congress leader Priyanka Gandhi Vadra said on Twitter.
Earlier, CBSE had announced that Class 10 examinations will be held between May 4 and June 7 and those for Class 12 would be held between May 4 and June 15.
Meanwhile, in India, more than 1.32 lakh new cases were reported on Friday, highest since the beginning of coronavirus pandemic.