Primary schools in Maharashtra, from Standard I to IV are likely to be started soon. The task force has given a green signal to reopen the schools in rural areas and also from Standard I to VIII in urban areas. The proposal is likely to be cleared by the Maharashtra Cabinet on Thursday. This was stated by Maharashtra Health Minister Rajesh Tope.
Tope is hopeful that the Cabinet would accept the proposal. The schools can be reopened by following the Covid19 protocol, he added.
Tope also stated that the state machinery is ready to immunize children between 12 and 18. It has also sought more quantity of vaccine from the Centre, for administering booster dose to the senior citizens.
The decision to reopen all the schools is being taken in view of reducing Corona positivity in entire state. There is no immediate threat of any fresh wave of Corona. However, people should follow all the norms to arrest further spread of the dreaded virus, Tope said.