Pune: It’s been a question for a lot of students and parents as to when schools will reopen. Some have been hoping for normalcy to return, while some are still skeptical to send their children to schools due to COVID-19 concerns.
However, in a decision taken at a cabinet meeting today, the Maharashtra government decided to reopen schools in the state for all classes from December 1, 2021. According to the decision, schools situated in urban areas will resume for classes one to seven, while schools in rural localities will resume for classes one to four.
In Maharashtra, schools are conducting offline classes and exams for students from classes 8 to 12, including the city of Mumbai – which had witnessed the highest number of COVID-19 cases during the initial waves of the COVID-19 pandemic.
Also, schools in rural areas in the state have also been conducting offline classes for classes 5 to 12. Therefore, with the decision taken in today’s meeting, schools will resume offline classes for students of all classes from December 1, 2021.
COVID-19 protocols will have to be followed strictly to avoid any further spread of the virus in the state.
Source: India Today