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Mumbai, Pune schools remain shut over Omicron threat, reopening extends till Dec 15

By Saima Siddiqui 
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Mumbai, Pune schools remain shut over Omicron threat, reopening extends till Dec 15

Mumbai: Brahma Kumaris Municipal Corporation (BMC) on Tuesday announced to defer school reopening dates from December 1 to now December 15 amid fear of new Covid-19 variant, Omicron. 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.

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Mumbai Schools will not be reopening from tomorrow – December 1, 2021 for classes 1 to 7 but they would now reopen from December 15, 2021, once the situation is conducive. Taking into account the safety of everyone and the need to adopt utmost care, the reopening date has been deferred for junior classes in Mumbai Schools.

Mumbai Schools Reopening: New Date

Old reopening Date December 1, 2021 (Tomorrow)

New date for reopening Mumbai Schools December 15, 2021

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Even though schools in Maharashtra have been allowed to resume physical classes, a fear of the new Covid variant, Omicron is there. With no cases being reported in the country so far, all states are adopting precautionary measures to ensure minimal transmission of infection.

Schools reopening guidelines for Maharashtra also took into account this new threat but were still issued as the state has seen a considerable fall in Covid-19 cases and is priding itself in completing the vaccination of at least 1 dose of the eligible population.

Mumbai Schools were allowed to reopen for senior classes initially. As the state government as allowed the resumption of offline lectures for classes 1 to 7 in urban areas and classes 1 to 4 in rural areas, BMC was also expected to announce a final decision for the city schools today.

Schools in Mumbai would continue to follow Covid-19 safety protocols. With the reopening being deferred, everyone is advised to stay in touch with their schools and continue with online classes or any other way, as mandated by the schools. Everyone is also advised to take all necessary precautions and stay safe.

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