Kathmandu: The Ministry of Education in Nepal has made a decision to close all educational institutions until Friday owing to degrading air quality. The call was taken in an emergency meeting here on Monday.
The emergency meeting chaired by Minister for Education, Science and Technology Krishna Gopal Shrestha decided to close the educational institutions for this week, a ministry release said on Monday.
“As per the deliberation of meeting it has been decided to close all educational institutions be closed till Friday,” the release was quoted as saying by news agency ANI.
The quality of air has deteriorated sharply for the past few days owing to wildfire in more than 54 districts. Thick smog blanketed most parts of the country. According to meteorologists, it would take a few more days for the air to become clear and breathable.
Nepal’s AQI has remained hazardous since Friday.