COVID-19: School closure in Delhi unlikely, penalty on not wearing masks soon
While the authority will soon implement COVID-19 precautionary, it is unlikely that schools will close again.
Delhi Schools to remain open
COVID-19 Spread in Delhi: Delhi government is mulling imposing precautionary against COVID-19 spread in the National Capital all over again. Amid the merging fresh cases of the novel coronavirus among schools children, it is expected that the government may release SOPs to control the spread of the deadly novel coronavirus. NDTV report suggests that residents may soon be fined for not wearing masks in public. Considering the jump in the number of daily COVID-19 cases, authorities are now planning to start imposing penalties on not wearing masks in public amid a rise in COVID cases in and around the national capital.
INR 500 fine for not wearing masks in public
The decision, sources said, was taken at a meeting of the Delhi Disaster Management Authority, which is overseeing the city's fight against the pandemic. A fine of INR 500 may be imposed for not wearing masks, the sources added.
Schools to remain open
While the authority will soon implement COVID-19 precautionary, it is unlikely that schools will close again. Schools would remain open for now and guidelines to prevent the spread of infection on campuses would be issued after discussion with experts, the sources said.
The meeting, they said, also discussed whether testing needs to be increased. The government is also planning to ramp up the pace of vaccination in the national capital.
The government earlier released directions for schools to follow COVID-19 precautionary strictly after students and teachers tested positive for coronavirus in various Delhi schools. Meanwhile, several schools in Noida and Ghaziabad have also reported COVID-19 cases among students and staff members.