Mumbai: All schools in Mumbai that fall under Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC) limits will remain closed till further orders, the BMC said on Friday.Also Read - Schools in Himachal Pradesh to Reopen From Feb 1, Face Mask Must For Students | Guidelines Here  

The latest school shutdown order by the BMC is an extension of the previous order from December 29, 2020 when the civic body said all schools in Maharashtra will remain closed till January 15 due to COVID-19 spread in the state. Also Read - Delhi Schools to Reopen For Classes 10, 12 From January 18; No Assembly, No Physical Activities

However, shutdown has been extended as of now just for the schools in Mumbai that fall within BMC limits. Also Read - List of States That Announced Reopening of Schools, Colleges This Month

Sources said earlier that schools in Mumbai and surrounding areas were likely to open from Monday, January 18.

The Maharashtra government has earlier allowed school session to resume for Classes 9 to 12 from November 23, 2020.

Several schools reopened in other districts and areas of the state. Except Mumbai and Thane, schools for Classes 9 to 12 resumed in other districts of the state.