04 Oct 2020: Delhi schools to remain shut till October 31: Manish Sisodia
The confirmation comes amid further lifting of curbs on schools under fresh guidelines issued by the central government for reopening from the coronavirus lockdown.
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Details: As a parent, Delhi CM understands situation's seriousness: Sisodia
In a tweet on Sunday, Sisodia wrote, "All schools in Delhi will remain closed till October 31 due to the coronavirus."
Sisodia, who is also the Delhi Education Minister, added, "Chief Minister @ArvindKejriwal has said that, as a parent, he understands the gravity of the situation. At this time, it will not be appropriate to take any risk regarding the health of children."
Fact: You can view Sisodia's tweet here
Guidelines: Centre allowed states to take decision on reopening schools
Last week, the central government had unveiled fresh guidelines detailing COVID-19 restrictions.
Under the guidelines, states and union territories have been allowed to take a decision on the reopening of schools and coaching institutions after October 15 in a graded manner.
However, the guidelines continue to encourage online/distance learning, adding that a student's attendance must not be enforced and depends on parental consent.
Fact: Delhi reports 2.87 lakh COVID-19 cases; 5,472 deaths
As of Saturday evening, Delhi had reported a total of 2,87,930 COVID-19 cases, after witnessing a spike of 2,258 fresh infections in the past 24 hours. The total cases include 5,472 deaths and 2,57,224 recoveries.
Nationwide tally: Across India, over 6.5 million have been infected
According to the Union Health Ministry, till 8 am on Sunday, India reported 65,49,373 COVID-19 cases, after registering 75,829 new cases in the past 24 hours. This makes India the world's second worst-hit country in the outbreak.
The total cases include 9,37,625 active infections, while 5,509,966 patients have recovered.
The death toll also rose to 1,01,782 with 940 more deaths in a single day.