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Delhi shuts schools, government offices as pollution levels soar

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Authorities in New Delhi on Saturday shut schools, asked government employees to work from home and banned construction activity as the Indian capital fights a toxic smog which has blanketed the city for over a week. Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal said schools will completely shift to online classes for a week starting Monday so children are not exposed to polluted air. Government officials and employees will also work from home for the week while private offices were also issued a similar advisory. Construction work, which contributes to dust pollution, will be banned from Monday to Wed…

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