The Maharashtra government on Thursday deferred their decision of reopening of schools, which was scheduled to resume from August 17, news agency reported.
The decision came after a meeting of the Covid-19 Task Force held late on Wednesday.
The meeting was Chaired by Chief Secretary Sitaram Kunte and attended by Task Force members, education and health department officials as well as a few district collectors where it was decided not to restart all schools from August 17.
It was decided that while some of the schools in rural areas, where there is no threat from coronavirus will continue to function.
The Task Force and Education Department officials are scheduled to meet and discuss the matter with Chief Minister Uddhav Thackeray who would take a final call on the issue.
On August 10, the Maharashtra government had issued a notification allowing schools to reopen in both rural and urban areas from August 17. As per the order, schools for classes 5 to 8 will reopen in rural areas, while in urban areas, classes 8 to 12 will restart.