Maharashtra: Schools & Colleges To Reopen In Pune From Feb 1. Check Guidelines Here
For classes 1 to 8, the school timings will be half of the regular timings, but for classes 9 to 10, the school will run as per the regular schedule.
Pune: All schools and colleges in Maharashtra’s Pune district will reopen from February 1, announced Deputy Chief Minister Ajit Pawar on Saturday following a COVID-19 review meeting. Addressing the media, Pawar said that parents would need to give their consent for students to attend offline classes. Pune was scheduled to reopen schools and colleges last week but the decision was postponed for eight days after a spike in COVID-19 cases.
“For classes 1 to 8, the school timings will be half of the regular timings, but for classes 9 to 10, the school will run as per the regular schedule. Colleges will also function as per regular time,” Pawar was quoted as saying by news agency ANI.
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“The further decision for classes 1 to 8 will be taken in the next meeting,” he added.
Schools & colleges will reopen in Pune district from Feb 1. For classes 1 to 8, the school timings will be half of the regular timings, but for classes 9 to 10, the school will run as per the regular schedule. Colleges will also function as per regular time: Maharashtra Deputy CM pic.twitter.com/hzGbi8tfnw
— ANI (@ANI) January 29, 2022
Earlier schools resumed physical sessions for classes 1 to 12 in Maharashtra on 24 January. Last week, the Maharashtra government allowed the offline classes to resume from January 24 after Chief Minister Uddhav Thackeray approved a proposal to this effect that was sent to him by the school education department.
Schools across the state were closed in the first week of January due to a spike in the coronavirus cases and in the wake of the emergence of the highly infectious Omicron variant.
Meanwhile, the COVID-19 situation in Pune has slightly improved. On Friday, it recorded 7,166 COVID-19 cases, taking the district’s tally to 13.88 lakh, while 12 deaths increased the toll to 19,429.
An official, quoted by news agency PTI, said 3,374 cases were reported in Pune city, 2,261 in Pimpri Chinchwad and 1,205 in rural and 98 cantonment limits. Till Friday, Pune had 2,520 active cases in institutional isolation and 73,471 in home quarantine, the official said.
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