Schools in Thane were supposed to open from November 23
Taking a cue from Mumbai, Thane schools have decided to remain shut till December 31 due to the ongoing COVID-19 crisis, district collector Rajesh Narvekar announced on November 20. This decision was taken after the Maharashtra state school education minister, Varsha Gaikwad, said that the local authorities will have to decide whether or not to reopen educational institutions in their areas. Schools in Thane were supposed to open from November 23.
District officials have confirmed that the COVID-19 situation is under control in Thane, but a rapidly growing number of cases in Mumbai urged them to shut schools to avoid a possible second wave.
The district administration has also asked every school to continue with online classes till further notice. Every school that reopens in Maharashtra has to strictly abide by the standard operating procedures (SOPs) issued by the state government.
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