Will Not Reopen Schools until improvement in COVID-19 situation, says CM Kejriwal

Delhi Schools Reopening Update: Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kehjriwal has said that schools across the national capital would be reopened only after thorough review of the prevailing COVID-19 pandemic situation. He also added that the state government won’t reopen schools in Delhi until it is convinced about significant improvement in the Coronavirus case numbers in the state. The statement was issued by the Chief Minister during his Independence Day speech issued at the Delhi Secretariat. Delhi Chief Minister reassured parents and students, who have all been worried about the rumours and speculative reports about reopening of schools in the national capital in his speech.

COVID-19 Situation “quite under control”, says CM

Furthermore, during the Independence Day speech, Delhi Chief Minister said that the situation around the pandemic has seen a lot of improvement over the last few months with number of COVDI-19 active cases coming down drastically. He also added that situation in the city is “quite under control” as compared to what it was two months back and thanked all the corona warriors and all stakeholders including the Central Government of their assistance in handling the situation.

Health of School Children Pivotal

During this speech, he referred to concerns of parents and guardians who are worried about reopening of schools in the national capital which may put them at a higher risk of exposure to the Coroanvirus. To address such concerns, chief minister said the safety and the health of schoolchildren are very important to the AAP government. “I meet people and get messages from them asking not to open schools. I want to assure them that we care about their children as much as they do. Unless fully convinced, we are not going to open the schools,” he added.

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