"Due to smog and pollution in Delhi and the National Capital Region (NCR), including Gurgaon, we have decided to close all private and government schools on November 13," District Magistrate Vinay Pratap Singh said.
"Smog can be dangerous for children and students. We have suggested residents to wear best quality mask to combat air pollution," he said.
The national capital region has been experiencing dense smog for the past a few days, forcing authorities to enforce emergency measures such as banning construction activities and brick kilns due to worsening air pollution.
Meanwhile, light rains predicted on November 14 and 15 is likely to clear the smog in Delhi and bring respite to the people gasping for breath.
After the pollution levels rose with the deadly smog in Uttar Pradesh and adjoining states, Ghaziabad District Magistrate Ritu Maheshwari on Thursday ordered the closure of all government and private schools up to Class 8 till November 12, reported Indo-Asian News Service.
(With Inputs from PTI and IANS)
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