Citing the fear of a second wave of coronavirus, the Mumbai civic body on Tuesday, December 29, 2020, said schools and colleges in the city will not reopen till January 15, 2021.
Earlier, the Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC) had decided to keep schools and colleges closed till December 31.
In a fresh circular issued on Tuesday, the BMC said it decided to keep all –government and private — schools and colleges closed till January 15 due to the second wave of COVID-19 in other countries and the situation in some states in the country.
The pandemic is under control in the Mumbai municipal limits though, it noted.
The BMC also allowed the American Consulate School and other consulate schools in the city to reopen from January 18, but did not specify when exactly other educational institutes can reopen.
Meanwhile, schools in 25 districts of Maharashtra reopened from November 23 for classes 9-12.
Schools in urban and rural areas of Nashik city will reopen from January 4 for the students of classes 9 to 12. Pune schools are also scheduled to reopen from January 4 for classes 9 to 12.
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