Schools in Aurangabad city to remain closed till January 3 - education
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Schools in Aurangabad city to remain closed till January 3 – education

Schools in the Maharashtra city of Aurangabad will remain closed until January 3, while schools in rural areas of the district will reopen on November 23, a senior official said on Saturday.

At a press conference here, district collector Sunil Chavan said schools in Aurangabad city will be open only to teachers.

“More than 800 schools and colleges in rural areas of the district will reopen as of November 23, as there are problems to teach online classes in these areas and the spread of the coronavirus is also less in these parts,” said the collector.

More than 11,000 teachers and non-teaching staff have been tested for COVID-19 in the district and the majority of those who tested positive for the infection were from the city limits, the official said.

Municipal Commissioner Astik Kumar Pande said schools in Aurangabad city will be closed to students until January 3, while teachers will have access to the facilities.

Meanwhile, schools and colleges will reopen in Osmanabad from November 23, district collector Kaustubh Divegaonkar said in a statement.

However, residential schools will remain closed in the district, he said, adding that if such institutions want to operate, they will have to keep their shelters closed.

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