Amid surging COVID-19 cases in Pune, the administration has decided that all schools and colleges will remain closed. The decision was taken at a review meeting held today.
"All schools and colleges in Pune will remain closed! Considering the increasing number of corona victims, the decision to keep all schools and colleges in Pune closed was taken in the corona review meeting of the Guardian Minister held today. The next meeting will take a decision after reviewing the number of patients," Pune Mayor Murlidhar Mohol tweeted.
Meanwhile, it was also decided at the meeting that parks and gardens can remain open in the mornings.
Earlier, Maharashtra Education Minister Varsha Gaikwad had said that schools in the state can reopen for offline classroom sessions on January 24. Chief Minister Uddhav Thackeray also approved a proposal to this effect sent to him by the school education department.
Pune on Friday recorded 16,618 COVID-19 cases, the highest single-day addition so far, taking the overall tally in the district to 13,13,016, while 10 deaths increased the toll to 19,343. The district currently has 85,277 active cases, with 2,786 patients who are hospitalised.
(With agency inputs)