Fake news claim: A message viral on social media claim that new Delhi schools are closed till November 8, Delhi schools closed due to pollution is viral

Below is the viral post in circulation on Social Media like WhatsApp, Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, etc.

As the air pollution have shot up in New Delhi, so has the rumors spread that Delhi schools are closed till November 8 due to pollution.

Facts Check: False

News Verification: The message floating in the capital city of India, in New Delhi that the schools in the national capital are closed till 8th November due to deteriorating air quality. .

This is a fake information floating and many parents are confused on the dates of the schools to reopen.

Delhi Deputy Chief Minister and Education Minister, Manish Sisodia tweeted on social media to remove the doubts, he made it clear that the closure of schools has not been extended beyond 5th Nov, 2019.

Sisodia tweeted, “Fake letter circulating on social media regarding school college closure till November 8.
So far schools have been closed till November 5; any further decision shall be communicated through proper channels only.

All are advised not to believe in such fake letters or news.”

For the first time this year in 2019, Delhi Air Quality Index (AQI) docked as high as 625 at 10 in the morning despite light drizzles in the early hours. In Dhirpur, the AQI was 509, while in Delhi University area it was 591. In Delhi's famous Chandni Chowk area, the AQI was recorded at 432 while in Lodhi road it was 537.

All government and private schools up till Class 12 in Noida and Greater Noida were ordered to remain closed on November 4 and 5 in the wake of a spike in the pollution level by the Gautam Buddh Nagar administration.

Vikram Chandra, tweeted on the decorated condition of Delhi stating, “At 11 am sensor after sensor across the NCR and Haryana is maxing out at 999. Stay indoors. Use a mask or sit next to an air purifier if you are lucky enough to have one. Pray for those who are homeless.”

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Chetan Sharma is an Indian fact-checker and news writer, writing news for Ayupp since 2014.

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