According to a circular issued by the Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC) on Tuesday all schools in Mumbai will remain closed till January 15, 2021. This comes following the state’s school education department told local administrations to decide on the matter.
In November this year the civic body had decided to keep all schools in Mumbai closed till December 31. The Maharashtra government had earlier allowed Classes 9 to 12 to reopen from November 23.
“Considering BMC is Mumbai’s local body, we have taken the decision to keep the schools shut. We have also studied the pattern of Covid-19 spread in other parts of the country after schools were reopened, and hence have decided to keep them shut till December 31,” a BMC official had said in November.
Meanwhile, in the last hours Mumbai reported 537 new COVID 19 cases taking the tally to 292,008. The city has record total 11,094 deaths related to Covid-19, according to the government.