Nepal decides to close educational institutions till Friday amid degrading air quality

Nepal Constituent Assembly building

Nepal government has decided to close all educational institutions till Friday owing to degrading air quality. At an emergency meeting yesterday, Ministry of Education decided to close the educational institutions for this week. However, universities and educational institutions which have been holding all sort of exams can continue their operation adopting appropriate security measures.

Education Ministry has requested parents to ensure children are mostly staying indoors, limiting their exposure to hazardous haze, that has shrouded Nepali skies in recent days. Due to wildfire in more than 54 districts, the quality of air has deteriorated sharply for the past few days, with thick smog blanketing most of the country. Meteorologists say that it will take a few more days fo

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