Delhi Schools Shut: The national capital region's schools have been shutdown in the wake of the second wave of COVID-19. The government led by Arvind Kejriwal announced that Delhi schools would advance summer vacations starting immediately. No statement was made as to when the schools would reopen. Delhi and the National Capital Region is going through a massive COVID surge, with number of cases going up, almost no hospital services available and shortage of medicines.
SheThePeople spoke with parents across Delhi for reactions. "I am a parent of 2 kids at SPV, Delhi. Our school has been incredible in the last year - the Principal and staff have led by example and seen our children through a very tough year," says Rosa Basanti."But everyone is impacted right now, so many people have tested positive - students, families of student, teachers and their families. Everyone needs a break. They can’t carry on like normal.
The Delhi Government has gone ahead and taken a pro active step because action is needed now. It’s a very sensible decision to pre pone the summer holidays to when there is maximum impact of the pandemic. Schools will re open online when things are hopefully better. It’s going to be online studies for some time so the summer heat won’t be an issue."