- All schools and colleges in Pune city closed till 28 February
- During this period, the institutes will continue their studies through online classes.
- Chief Minister Uddhav Thackeray said that the next eight days will decide if a lockdown will be imposed in the state.
School Shutdown: In Maharashtra, cases of corona have started increasing rapidly. As such, all schools and colleges in Pune city have been closed from February 22 until February 28. All educational institutions in the city will remain closed for a week. During this period, the institutes will continue their studies through online classes. Educational institutions were opened in Pune in January 2021 after a long time. The Pune Municipal Corporation had instructed teachers and school staff to undergo RT-PCR test before coming to the school. Educational institutions were first opened in rural areas.
On Sunday, 6,971 new Covid-19 cases were reported in Maharashtra. At the same time 2,417 patients were discharged. In addition, 35 people have died in the last 24 hours due to the corona epidemic. So far, 21,00,884 cases have been reported in the state. Of this 19,94,947 have been cured, while 51,788 people have died due to the epidemic. There are 52,956 active cases in the state.
Maharashtra Chief Minister Uddhav Thackeray said that the next eight days would decide if a lockdown would be imposed in the state. In view of increasing cases, a lockdown has been imposed in Amravati district of the state for a week from today. Schools, colleges and coaching institutes have also been ordered to be closed in Pune.
The Pune divisional commissioner announced the closure of educational institutions during a press conference. According to the report, night curfew will also be applicable in the area from 11 am to 6 am during which people will be allowed only for essential services. A meeting was held by Maharashtra State Board of Secondary and Higher Secondary Education Secretary Ajit Pawar to inquire about the status of Covid-19 in the area. He has asked the authorities to take necessary measures to stop the spread of the virus.