All schools under BMC to remain closed till Dec 31 amid Covid-19 outbreak, says Mumbai mayor
The state government had earlier allowed reopening of schools for Class 9 to 12 from November 23.Updated: Nov 20, 2020, 14:56 IST
Schools under the Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC) will continue to remain shut in Mumbai till December 31 as a precautionary measure to control spread of the coronavirus disease (Covid-19), the civic body said on Friday.
The state government had earlier allowed reopening of schools for Class 9 to 12 from November 23.
Schools in Maharashtra, which are shut since March due to the coronavirus outbreak, were set to reopen for Classes 9 to 12 from November 23, post Diwali-holidays.
“Covid-19 cases are on the rise in the city. Some schools were used as testing and quarantine facilities amid the pandemic.
“To prevent further spread of the infection, we have decided to keep schools closed till December 31,” Mumbai mayor Kishori Pednekar said.
Meanwhile, schools in other cities of the state can reopen as per schedule, the official said.
“Schools in other parts of the state can be reopened from November 23 if local conditions are favourable,” said the senior official from the school education department.
(With inputs from PTI)