Delhi Schools are likely to be closed for offline classes with immediate effect. Delhi Government has issued a yellow alert as positivity raise rises to 0.5%, under which the schools are likely to be closed. Detailed guidelines awaited.
In a move to contain the spread of COVID-19, Delhi Government today issued Yellow Alert, setting into motion certain levels of restrictions which would be put in place.
With the yellow alert, it is possible that the schools may be shut down in the capital again. A meeting was called today after the positivity rate remained at 0.5% for
the second consecutive day today. In accordance to the Graded Response Action Plan, GRAP measures suggested, the government has now decided put in place the
restrictions under the GRAP Yellow Alert. The city recorded as many as 331 new cases on Monday, which pushed the positivity rate
above the 0.5%. As per GRAP, the city was to call on Yellow Alert on the situation, prompting the shutting down of schools.
“Although COVID-19 cases are rising in Delhi and positivity rate has breached the 0.5 per cent mark but hospitalisations are very low and fatality rate is negligible. Any
decision about implementation of ‘Yellow’ alert restrictions will be taken after further discussions,” an officer had noted on Monday.
Taking the call, the government would be releasing the details, which would decide to shut the schools as a preventive measure. This comes a day after Delhi
Government announced winter vacations in Delhi from January 1 to January 15. No online or offline learning activities are allowed in schools during this period.