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Schools, colleges closed again as Delhi govt sounds yellow alert



The Delhi government announced fresh curbs as part of the “yellow alert” to manage COVID-19 spread in the city. According to the new guidelines, schools, colleges and other educational institutions in Delhi will remain closed until further orders, the Delhi Disaster Management Authority (DDMA) said. Schools and colleges in Delhi were ordered shut earlier this month due to air pollution in the city. They reopened for physical classes just two weeks ago. According to Delhi government’s Graded Response Action Plan (GRAP), ‘Yellow Alert’ has to be imposed if the positivity rate remains above the critical mark of 0.5 per cent for two consecutive days. The alert will also be issued if the cumulative positive cases for a week touch 1,500, or average occupancy of oxygen beds in hospitals remains 500 for a week.