After being closed for over 10 months because of Covid-19 schools will reopen for Classes 5 to 8 in Maharashtra from January 27, state School Education Minister Varsha Gaikwad said.
The Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC) Mumbai, however, said that schools and colleges in Mumbai will stay shut “till further orders”.
Schools and junior colleges for Classes 9 to 12 had reopened in parts of the state earlier this month based on the COVID-19 situation in respective areas but now they have planned to re-open schools from class 5 and above.
“I have informed Chief Minister Uddhav Thackeray that schools can be reopened for Classes 5 to 8 from January 27,” the Education minister said.
“Earlier, schools for Classes 9 and 10 commenced after all teachers underwent RT-PCR tests and premises were sanitized. Similar measures will be taken before reopening schools for Classes 5 to 8,” she said.