As part of the health advisory, the government asked the schools to avoid outdoor assemblies, sports and other physical activities in the early morning hours.
The Delhi Government today asked the schools to avoid outdoor activities after the Air quality in in the national capital, which remained ‘very poor’ for the fourth straight day today, and is set to nosedive further. According to the government, high moisture content and lack of winds have triggered the spike. The Centre said it will take “harsh measures”, if needed, to prevent any repeat of the recent smog episode, reported Press Trust of India.
As part of the health advisory, the government asked the schools to avoid outdoor assemblies, sports and other physical activities in the early morning hours. The government has also advised people to stay indoors as much as possible.
Earlier, the Delhi Government had asked all the schools from the city to remain closed for four days from November 8 to November 12 with pollution in the city became worse.
Though, angry parents accused Delhi government authorities of “playing with children’s health” as schools reopened despite a fresh surge in pollution to emergency levels.
When schools reopened on November 13, after it was closed for four days many schools recorded low attendance owing to the still persisting severe air pollution levels.
The Central Pollution Control Board registered the day’s air quality index (AQI) at 362, 10 units more than yesterday, on a scale of 500, reported PTI. The AQI takes into account levels of suspended particulate matter and gases like nitrogen dioxide.
An AQI between 301-400 is classified as ‘very poor’, which can trigger respiratory illness on prolonged exposure.