Maharashtra School colleges remain closed till 15 Feb 2022
The Maharashtra government on Saturday announced the closure of schools, colleges, and coaching classes till February 15 due to a rise in Covid cases in the state.
“Schools, colleges, and coaching classes to remain closed till 15 February except for activities required to be taken by various educational boards for 10th and 12th standard students,” the government said in detailed guidelines issued on Saturday.
The guidelines further said that administrative activities and activities are to be undertaken by teachers other than classroom teachings.
Maharashtra on Saturday recorded over 40,000 cases, the second day in a row. Today, the government tightened the curbs further to break the chain of transmission.
The state government has prohibited movement in public in groups of five or more from 5 in the morning to 11 at night, effective January 10 at midnight.
No movement will be allowed in public from 11 pm to 5 am except for essential services.
No visitors will be allowed at government offices except with the written permission of office heads.
Online interaction facilities will be provided for people through video conferences.
The order said government offices should opt for work from home and working hours should be staggered if work from the office is required.
Private offices have also been asked to rationalize the number of employees coming to work by allowing work from home and staggering working hours.
Attendance at marriages and social, religious, cultural, or political gatherings will be capped at 50. At funerals, not more than 20 persons can remain present.