Maharashtra govt relaxes COVID curbs

The reopening will be directed to the state government and civic schools, private schools and across the boards

 

 

The Maharashtra state government in a further relaxations of Covid-19 induced restrictions on Friday announced that schools and religious places in the state will reopen in the first week of October.

 

After 19 months of shut down, the schools will reopen in Maharashtra from October 4 for their premises for in-person classes for students of grade 5 to 12 in rural regions, and from grade 8 to 12 in urban regions of the state.

 

The reopening will be directed to the state government and civic schools, private schools and across the boards.

 

Although the residential schools will remain closed and pre-primary kindergartens and primary schools will also remain shut.

 

All the religious places will be allowed to reopen from October 7 which is the first day of Navratri.

 

While directing these covid induced relaxations, the state government also appeared to be preparing up for an impending third wave of the pandemic.

 

The state government had given directions to Liquid Medical Oxygen (LMO) manufacturers and refillers to ensure tjat their storage is maintained at 95 per cent of full capacity till September 30 and that they should operate at full capacity.

 

Schools in Maharashtra have been closed since from March 2020, when the Covid-19 pandemic started, and classes started to held online.

 

The state has over 19,900 secondary and higher secondary schools in which more than 45 lakh students study in classes 8 to 12.

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