The minister further clarified that this order would also be applicable to all primary, middle, high and senior secondary schools in the state, reported Press Trust of India.
Several people, including eight students, have lost lives in the past few days in Punjab because of the road accidents at different places because of dense smog.
PTI reported that, nine people, including eight students, waiting by the side of a road to catch a bus after their vehicle met with an accident, were mowed down by a speeding truck near on Bathinda-Chandigarh road yesterday. Mandeep Kaur, a teacher who was travelling with the students, was also killed in the collision between a bus and a minibus.
Pained to hear of death of 8 students in #Bathinda accident. Have directed authorities to rush all help to victims & their families (1/2).- Capt.Amarinder Singh (@capt_amarinder) November 8, 2017
Following the accident, students and a government employee alighted from the bus and were waiting by the roadside to catch another vehicle when they were mowed down by the truck.
In the past one week, most areas in Punjab and Haryana have witnessed dense to very dense fog due to the onset of winter and burning of paddy stubble.
"Due to the deteriorating air quality in Delhi, the health of children cannot be compromised. We have ordered the closure of all the schools in Delhi until Sunday," tweeted Manish Sisodia yesterday.
दिल्ली में हवा की स्थिति बिगड़ रही है। ऐसे में बच्चों के स्वास्थ्य से समझौता नहीं किया जा सकता। रविवार तक दिल्ली के सभी स्कूल बंद रखने के निर्देश दिए हैं।— Manish Sisodia (@msisodia) November 8, 2017
(With Inputs from PTI and IANS)