Schools in Delhi close due to smog

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A thick haze has fallen across New Delhi, the capital of India, closing schools.

This week authorities in Delhi announced that schools are to close for a week.

Delhi’s chief minister, Arvind Kejriwal, made the announcement saying that ‘schools are being shut so that children don’t have to breathe polluted air.’

Kejriwal said no construction activity would be allowed for four days to cut down dust from vast open sites.

On Saturday, levels of PM 2.5 particles – the smallest and most harmful, which can enter the bloodstream – topped 300 on the air quality index. That is 20 times the maximum daily limit recommended by the World Health Organization.

According to the air quality index IQAir, India has 22 out of the 30 most polluted cities in the world.

5 Responses

  1. This is scary and so sad for the kids in India. To live with such high levels of pollution.😭

  2. Thats bad, But they should still go to school because of learning I would feel so sad if that was me.

  3. WOW that is so sad but they still should go to school to see there friends thats like the best feeling

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