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Maharashtra: Schools To Resume More Offline Classes From August 17 – Education News

Schools in Maharashtra can start conducting more physical classes from August 17 provided the COVID-19 infection rate in the area is low, an order issued by the state government said on Tuesday. The decision to reopen more classes had been announced last week.

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Schools in Maharashtra can start conducting more physical classes from August 17 provided the COVID-19 infection rate in the area is low, an order issued by the state government said on Tuesday. The decision to reopen more classes had been announced last week.

Physical classes for std 5th to 7th will be allowed in rural areas from August 17, an official release said. Physical classes for std 8th to 12th are already being held in most rural areas. Classes for std 8th to 12th can resume in urban areas, the statement said.

Notably, the state task force on COVID-19 pandemic has advised against reopening schools offline. Dr Shashank Joshi, a member of the task force, had said on Monday that there was evidence that schools and religious places were becoming `super spreaders’ of the viral infection.

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