School reopening news: The Maharashtra government, in its recent guidelines, said that schools, colleges and coachings in the state will remain shut till October 31. Only distance and online learning has been permitted by the government. Notably, this comes as the state see no let up in Coronavirus cases. Also Read - Beware! If Found Not Wearing Face Mask, You Could Land up Cleaning Mumbai Roads
Maharashtra government has also extended the lockdown in the state with further relaxations till October 30. (Read Complete Story Here) Also Read - Delhi Containment Zones: Total Contained Areas Rise to 3,047 | Check Full List Here
Meanwhile, under Unlock 5 guidelines by the Home Ministry, the states and UTs have been given powers to take decision on re-opening of schools and coaching institutions after October 15 in graded manner. Also Read - How Taiwan Went Over 200 Days Without a Single Locally-Transmitted Covid-19 Case
“For re-opening of schools and coaching institutions, State/ UT governments have been given the flexibility to take a decision after 15th October 2020, in a graded manner. The decision shall be taken in consultation with the respective school/ institution management, based on their assessment of the situation,” the MHA had said in the guidelines released on Wednesday.