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All Mumbai schools to remain shut till December 31: BMC – education

All schools in the city will remain closed as the Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC) has decided not to allow schools to reopen from 23 November. The decision was made by BMC as a precautionary measure to control the spread of Covid-19 in the city.

The Maharashtra government had previously allowed classes 9 to 12 to reopen as of November 23; however, BMC has decided not to proceed with the implementation.

BMC’s public relations department confirmed that all city schools will be closed until December 31. A detailed circular in this regard is expected to be issued on Friday evening.

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A BMC official said: “Considering that BMC is the local body for Mumbai, we have made the decision to keep the schools closed. We have also studied the spread pattern of Covid-19 in other parts of the country after the schools reopened and therefore we have decided to keep them closed until December 31. “

The cases of Covid-19 cases that increased after the reopening of schools have occurred in various parts of the country. For example, Andhra Pradesh witnessed a similar trend after reopening its schools. Therefore, BMC has decided that education through video conferencing is the best option for now, officials said.

Mumbai has more than 272,000 cases of Covid-19 and more than 10,600 deaths due to it. The BMC and the state government anticipate a second wave of Covid-19 after December in the city as more activities and venues are unlocked.

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