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The Reopening of Mumbai Schools has been Postponed Until Dec 15 due to ‘Omicron Threat’

Schools in Mumbai will reopen on December 15, 2021, despite the mounting number of instances of COVID-19 and the approaching threat of the Omicron variant.

The Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation has stated that schools in Mumbai for pupils in Classes 1 to 7 will reopen on December 15, 2021, instead of December 1, due to the escalating number of cases of COVID-19 and the imminent threat of the newly discovered Omicron form of COVID. According to Maharashtra Education Minister Varsha Gaikwad’s directions, schools were to operate in three- to four-hour shifts, and children were to arrive in groups to comply with COVID-related safety precautions.

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The deadline for reopening Mumbai schools has been extended until December 15, 2021

The World Health Organization (WHO) said on Monday that the new COVID-19 virus strain poses a “very high” worldwide risk and might have “serious implications” in areas where COVID cases are on the rise.

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“Schools for Classes 1-7 will now reopen on December 15, instead of December 1, in light of the appearance of the # Omicron version of COVID19 in the world,” the Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation declared, according to news agency ANI. Notably, the decision to reopen schools in Maharashtra was made after a poll revealed that more than 70% of parents want schools to reopen.

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