Covid: Delhi schools to remain shut till October 5 amid spike in cases
Delhi government on Friday announced that all schools will remain closed for students till October 5 in the national capital amid the COVID-19 pandemic. The Directorate of Education, Delhi stated, in a circular, that “online classes and teaching-learning activities will continue as usual”. “Head of Schools (HoS) are authorised to call teachers/staff (as per requirement) for smooth conduct of online classes, teaching-learning activities, and any other work. All the Heads of government, government-aided, unaided private recognized schools of Directorate of Education, and local bodies i.e. MCDs, NDMC, and Delhi Cantonment Board are hereby directed to disseminate this information among the teaching, non-teaching staff, students and parents through SMC members/mass SMS facility/phone calls and other means,” the circular reads. Schools across the country have been physically shut since March amid the COVID-19 pandemic. Classes are being conducted online.