A BMC official stated that after studying example of Delhi where cases had been increasing suddenly again, the BMC decided to keep schools close till the year end for the safety of students, their family members and others.
Recently the school education department had permitted schools to resume physical sessions for classes IX to XII from November 23, but they authorised the local bodies to take final decision on it.
All teachers had to undergo a RT-PCR test, be negative for Covid-19 and parents consent was mandatory for students to be sent to school.
School education minister, Varsha Gaikwad said, “We have allowed schools to reopen from November 23 but it would be up to local bodies to take a decision on reopening based on the on-ground situation. If physical classes don’t resume in places, online learning will continue. The health and safety of students and teachers are top priority.”