COVID-19: Mumbai schools to remain shut for classes 1 to 9 and 11 till 31 Jan, online classes on

Mumbai mayor Kishori Pednekar said they had seen that 16 percent of children were infected with COVID-19 in the city which is why they decided to close the schools

Asian News International January 03, 2022 21:09:46 IST
COVID-19: Mumbai schools to remain shut for classes 1 to 9 and 11 till 31 Jan, online classes on

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Mumbai: Amid a surge in COVID-19 cases in Mumbai, Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC) has decided to shut down schools for classes 1 to 9 and 11 till 31 January.

However, schools for classes 10 and 12 will run according to the normal schedule. BMC has allowed online classes for others.

"Mumbai is the financial capital of India and as a result, people from all over the country come here which has led to the increase in COVID-19 cases. We have seen that 16 percent of children are infected with COVID-19 in Mumbai. So we have decided to close the schools", said Mumbai Mayor Kishori Pednekar.

"The vaccination drive for children aged 15 to 18 will continue as it is. The children would be called from their house according to their turn", added the Mayor.

On Sunday, Mumbai recorded 8,063 new cases taking the total cases to 29,819. Maharashtra recorded a total of 510 Omicron cases till now.

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