Mumbai : deccan express Looking at the rising COVID-19 Omicron cases, Maharashtra School Education Minister Prof Varsha Eknath Gaikwad said that if the situation persists, a decision to shut the schools may be taken.
“If Omicron cases continue to rise, we may take a call to shut the schools again. We are monitoring the situation School Education minister Prof. Varsha Eknath Gaikwad.” ANI twitted quoting Gaikwad.
The toll of Omicron cases across the state has crossed 50 after the first case was registered at the beginning of December. Delhi and Maharashtra have recorded the highest cases taking the toll across the country to 216. So far, 90 patients have been cured and discharged from the hospital.
Earlier, the State decided to start the schools step by step. First, the schools were granted permission to start class V-XII. Later on, it gave a nod to open class I-IV in the rural area and class I-VII in an urban area. Accordingly, the schools were started on December 1, after a gap of a year and a half.
The school abuzz with students may soon be closed down on the backdrop of rising cases of Omicron variant of Coronavirus, it seems.