Mumbai schools which were to reopen from December 1 will continue to remain shut till December 15. Schools were scheduled to reopen amid strict Covid-19 precautions after 20 months from December 1, however, the reopening has been deferred, This is part of the new Covi-19 guidelines released amid threat of the new covid-19 variant omicron. Maharashtra Health Minister Rajesh Tope had on Monday said that the state cabinet has expressed concerns about passengers arriving from at-risk countries.
“Schools for classes 1-7 will now reopen from December 15, instead of December 1, in view of the emergence of #Omicron variant of COVID19 in the world,” Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC) told media.
The Municipal Corporation of Greater Mumbai stated in its official notice that “to ensure safe return of students to school, MCGM has decided to defer the decision of opening of schools for std. 1st to 7h by 14 days. Schools for Std. 1st to 7h will open from 15h December, 2021.”