Schools in Maharashtra’s Aurangabad city will remain closed till January 3, whereas these in rural areas of the district will reopen on November 23, a senior official mentioned on Saturday.

Speaking at a press convention right here, district collector Sunil Chavan mentioned colleges in Aurangabad city can be open just for academics.

“Over 800 schools and junior colleges in rural parts of the district will reopen from November 23, as there are problems in conducting online classes in these areas and the spread of coronavirus is also less in these parts,” the collector mentioned.

More than 11,000 academics and non-teaching workers have undergone COVID-19 checks in the district and majority of them who examined constructive for the an infection had been from the city limits, the official mentioned.

Municipal commissioner Astik Kumar Pande mentioned colleges in Aurangabad city will remain closed for college students till January 3, whereas academics may have entry to the premises.

Meanwhile, colleges and junior schools will reopen in Osmanabad from November 23, district collector Kaustubh Divegaonkar said in a launch.

However, residential colleges will remain closed in the district, he mentioned, including that if such establishments want to function, they are going to have to maintain their hostels shut.

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