Keeping in mind the unexpected rise in the COVID cases, Maharashtra Deputy CM Ajit Pawar on Tuesday announced the shutdown of schools in Pune till January 30. Addressing the reporters he said that Physical classes for classes 1 to 8 standard. He further stated that it will be closed till 30th January in Pune district including limits of Municipal Corporation Pune and Pimpri Chinchwad. The online classes will continue.
The Deputy CM also added that a fine of Rs 500 will be imposed for not wearing a mask in public places and Rs 1000 for keeping it down from tomorrow in Pune.
Previously the District Collector of Thane, Maharashtra instructed to shut schools for classes 1-9 and class 11 till 31st January. This came after the sudden surge of COVID cases in the past few weeks. The state reported 12,160 fresh COVID cases on Monday, 283 more than the previous day and 11 new deaths. The active tally crossed the 50,000 mark.
Recently, the BMC also decided to shut schools in Mumbai for classes 1 to 9 till January 31 amid the rising COVID 19 cases in the city. They also added that the classes for 10 and 12 will continue. Mumbai Civic Body Chief IS Chahal also requested Mumbaikars to not panic and follow the protocols set by the government to keep themselves safe from the virus.
Recently, a lot of states across India imposed night curfew to contain the spread of the virus. States like West Bengal, Delhi, UP have imposed restrictions.
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