Reopening of schools in Maharashtra: grades 1-4 in rural areas and 1-7 in urban areas will resume from December 1
Bombay: Maharashtra Education Minister Varsha Gaikwad on Thursday announced that the government has decided to reopen grade 1 to 4 schools in rural areas and grade 1 to 7 in urban areas from December 1. âAfter discussions with the CM, cabinet and pediatric working group, the state cabinet decided to reopen the schools of Std 1-4 in rural areas and Std 1-7 in urban areas from 1st December. We are committed to ensuring a safe resumption of schools, âsaid Maharashtra Education Minister Varsha Gaikwad.Also Read – Omicron, New Covid Variant, May Derail India Tour to South Africa
As a reminder, earlier Maharashtra’s health minister Rajesh Tope said the health ministry had no problem opening standard 1-7 schools in the state. However, he had indicated that the final decision in this regard will be taken at a meeting between the Chief Minister and the Cabinet. Also Read – Key Meeting of PM Modi with Senior Government Officials on Covid Situation, Vaccination Status Begins
Rajesh Tope also suggested that the working group on children be allowed to start classes I to IV while respecting social distancing. He called on parents to send their students to school after the Prime Minister’s decision and to trust the school administration. Also Read – Number of COVID Cases at Karnataka Medical College Rises to 281, Minister of Health Says ‘Not in Position to Impose Restrictions in State’
Maharashtra Covid count:
Maharashtra has recorded 960 new coronavirus infections and 41 deaths in the past 24 hours while the number of active cases remained below 10,000 for the fourth day in a row, the health department said Wednesday evening. The number of cases in the state rose to 66,32,257 and the death toll to 1,40,807, the department said.
As of Tuesday, the state had reported 19 new deaths and 766 new cases. No less than 1,043 patients were discharged, bringing the total number of patients recovered to 64,782,222. The recovery rate in the state is 97.68 percent while the death rate is 2, 12 percent.
The number of coronavirus tests carried out so far has risen to 6,49,51,994, with 1,078,098 samples tested since Tuesday evening. There are 9,366 active cases in the state.