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.
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.
“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.