All schools of rural and urban areas in Maharashtra state will reopen from August 17, said state education minister Varsha Gaikwad.
“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,”
Earlier two other states, Karnataka and Tamil Nadu, also announced the reopening of schools in the respective states.
In Karnataka, schools will reopen for students from class 9-12 from August 23,
while in Tamil Nadu offline classes will begin from September 1.
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 thencoronavirus pandemic.