As the capital is witnessing the worst dengue outbreak in five years, the Aam Aadmi Party (AAP)-led Delhi government on Tuesday issued an order asking schools to ensure that children wear full-sleeve uniforms to classes for the next one month.
"Children should be dressed in full sleeves shirts, full pants and salwar kameez for the next one month to avoid mosquito bites," Deputy Chief Minister Manish Sisodia mentioned in a directive.
Sisodia also urged the schools to allow children to wear full-sleeves clothes of any colour, irrespective of whether it is the school uniform or not.
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The order will apply to all schools across the national capital region including those run by the Delhi government, Municipal Corporation, and even private schools.
The Deputy Chief Minister announced the decision after a surprise inspection of various schools in the morning, along with Environment Minister Asim Ahmed Khan.