Mumbai: Schools For Grades 1-9 And 11 To Remain Shut Till January 31

This development comes amidst concerns about the Omicron variant of COVID-19.

Mumbai: Schools For Grades 1-9 And 11 To Remain Shut Till January 31
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On Monday, January 3, Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC) stated that schools in Mumbai for grades 1-9 and 11 will remain shut till January 31, reports stated. This development comes amidst concerns about the Omicron variant of COVID-19.

On the other hand, BMC Commissioner, Iqbal Singh Chahal added that school for grades 10 and 12 will continue. Based on a press note released by the education department of the BMC, except for grades 10 and 12, all other grades will stop conducting classes in-person and will instead shift to the online mode. 

Therefore, classes for the aforementioned grades in Mumbai schools will be non-operational from Tuesday, January 4 to January 31. Thus, for grades 1-9 and 11 classes will be conducted virtually. Similarly, for grades 10 and 12 classes will continue to function offline. This too will be undertaken provided they have parental consent.

Additionally, in civic-run schools, students between the age of 15-18 in accordance with the rules can continue going to the COVID-19 vaccination centres to get inoculated. Apart from this, in civic-run schools and others, students between 15-18 years of age will also be called to schools to get vaccinated. 

Back in mid-December, schools in Mumbai had opened their doors to students after a long hiatus, owing to the COVID-19 pandemic

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