Schools in Nashik will stay closed till January 4 due to a latest spike in COVID-19 cases, senior NCP chief and district guardian minister Chhagan Bhujbal mentioned on Sunday.
Bhujbal chaired a gathering on the difficulty which was attended by district collector Suraj Mandhare, Nashik police commissioner Deepak Pandey and Superintendent of Police Sachin Patil, officers mentioned.
He mentioned schools, even when they open now, would operate for 18 days, with batches being divided into half with every set attending courses for simply 9 days, Bhujbal mentioned.
“In such a situation, it was decided to go slow on this issue. A decision on reopening schools will be taken after Christmas holidays. Around 40 teachers in the district have tested positive while some reports are awaited,” Bhujbal mentioned.
As on Sunday, Nashik district’s COVID-19 tally was 98,629, together with 1,765 deaths, whereas 94,253 individuals have been discharged.