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BMC postpones reopening of Mumbai schools for classes 1-7 amid Omicron concerns

In wake of the rising concerns over the new coronavirus variant 'Omicron', the Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation has staggered the reopening of schools for classes 1 to 7 in Mumbai. In an official address on Tuesday, the civic body directed all educational institutes to postpone the resumption of physical classes for junior classes from December 1, 2021 to December 15, 2021. As per reports, schools are operating in offline format for classes 8 to 12 since October 4.

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Religious places in Mumbai to function at 50% capacity from October 7

In a bid to maintain control over the dipping COVID cases, the Maharashtra government has announced that all religious places in Mumbai must function at 50% capacity from October 7. While the state has assured that it is equipped to tackle a 'third wave' spike, it has lined up strict precautions to control the pandemic situations. Devotees are expected to comply with all standard safety protocols, wear masks and maintain social distance at religious places, read reports.

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Maharashtra government releases new SOPs regarding reopening of schools on Aug 17

After announcing the reopening of schools in Maharashtra on August 17, the state government has now issued a list of standard operating procedures (SOPs) to ensure COVID-19 safety for students, teachers and staff members. Schools in Maharashtra have been permitted to resume physical classes for standards 5th to 7th in rural areas and 8th to 12th in urban areas.

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Alerted by rising COVID cases, BMC directs schools in Mumbai to discontinue 50% attendance rule

Alarmed by the soaring numbers of COVID cases in Mumbai, schools in the city have discontinued the mandatory 50% attendance rule from March 17. Aligning with this, the teachers have been advised to work from home and conduct online lectures for the students till the situation eases. Additionally, the civic authorities had recently ordered cinemas, hotels and restaurants in the city to operate at 50% capacity, given the renewed acceleration of COVID numbers.

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BMC orders schools in Mumbai to remain shut until further notice

As per new orders by BMC, schools in Mumbai Municipal region cannot resume physical classes due to the fears of the second wave of coronavirus. The order issued on Friday extended stay on the resumption of schools until further notice. Earlier as well, BMC had issued a sweep-shutdown of educational institutes till January 15, 2021, unlike schools in other parts of the state which resumed for senior classes on November 23 last year.

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