Source: Hindustan Times
Maharashtra on Friday became the latest state to announce reopening of schools as state education minister Varsha Gaikwad said schools in both rural and urban areas will reopen on August 17. "Offline classes will commence in rural areas for students from class 5-8, while those in cities will be for students from class 8-12 following Covid-19 protocols," Gaikwad said.
The announcement by the Maharashtra education minister came on a day when two other states, Karnataka and Tamil Nadu, also laid out plans for the reopening of schools in the respective states.
Earlier, on July 12, 5947 schools in rural areas in Maharashtra resumed offline classes for standards 8-12 in rural areas where Covid-19 cases were not being detected. Also, in recent days, schools in several other states, including Punjab, Gujarat and Madhya Pradesh, reopened after being closed due to the devastating second wave of the corona virus pandemic.