Mumbai's corona crisis deepens, order to keep schools closed till 31 January

Mumbai: Schools from class 1 to 9 in Mumbai have been ordered to remain closed till January 31 in view of the increasing number of corona virus cases. The Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC) has issued an order in this regard on Monday. BMC said schools will continue for classes 10 and 12. The decision to close schools in Mumbai comes at a time when corona cases are on the rise in the country's economic capital.

Around 8,000 corona cases were registered in Mumbai on Sunday. In an interview to a TV channel, Mumbai Municipal Corporation Chief Chahal said that amid the spurt in corona cases in Mumbai, the decision to resume physical school for students from Grade 1 to 8 has been postponed to January 31, 2022. Students in class IX or above can go to school only for vaccination purposes. India has started vaccination of people between the ages of 15 and 18 from Monday.

BMC expects all 4.5 lakh children aged 15 to 18 to be vaccinated by the end of January. The transition rate in Mumbai has increased from 1 per cent to 17 per cent in a two-week period. On Sunday, more than 8,000 new corona cases were registered in Mumbai.

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