All schools in the jurisdiction of the Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC) will remain closed till 31 December.
“The decision has been taken in the wake of the rise in COVID-19 cases in Mumbai. Schools will not reopen on 23 November,” Mumbai Mayor Kishori Pednekar was quoted as saying by news agency ANI.
The Maharashtra government had earlier announced that the schools will reopen for class 9 to class 12 and the junior college from 23 November. The Maharashtra government had also issued guidelines that allowed students to continue studying from home. Those looking to attend school had to submit a letter of consent from their parents
On Thursday, Mumbai reported 924 new COVID-19 cases and 12 fatalities, taking the tally in the city to 2,72,449 and the death toll to 10,624.