The Directorate of Education (DOE) on Wednesday said coaching classes in Delhi will remain closed till further orders due to the rapid rise in the number of COVID-19 cases, but online classes may continue.
The Delhi Disaster Management Authority (DDMA) had yesterday sounded a yellow alert following a spike in COVID cases amid the emergence of the Omicron variant in Delhi. The closure of schools and colleges was announced under the Yellow Alert.
Private coaching institutes based in Delhi will remain closed till further orders. However, online classes can be continued. All private coaching centers shall comply with the instructions and guidelines issued by DDMA from time to time for the safety and security of the students, teachers, faculties and public,” the DoE said in the official order.
“In case, any coaching classes in Delhi is found violating the instructions, the defaulters will be penalised as per provisions of Disaster Management Act, 2005 and other applicable laws,” it added.
The national capital on Tuesday registered a massive spike in daily COVID-19 with 496 fresh cases, the highest since June 4, while the positivity rate also rose to 0.89 per cent along with one fatality due to coronavirus in the city.
The total number of cases of the new Omicron variant of COVID-19 recorded in Delhi has also mounted to 238. There were 67 Omicron cases in the national capital on Friday.