New Delhi: As Covid cases rise in the national capital, the Delhi government on Friday announced the closure of all schools (Private and government), colleges till further orders.

Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal on Friday announced that all schools will be closed in the national capital till further orders, amid a surge in Covid-19 cases

Delhi - like other major cities - has seen a massive spike in coronavirus cases over the past few weeks, and the daily case count breached the 7,000-mark for the first time this year.

On Thursday, the national capital witnessed its highest single-day spike this year after 7,437 fresh cases of Covid-19 were reported. Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal is among those who have demanded that the vaccination drive be opened to other age groups.