After the spike in COVID-19 cases, schools and colleges in the Amravati district in Maharashtra have been ordered shut till February 28, 2021. Schools in Maharashtra reopened for Classes 5 to 8 from January 27, 2021. However, in view of a sudden rise in coronavirus cases all schools except Class 10 and 12 and colleges will remain shut till February 28.
Recently, a central team that visited parts of Maharashtra announced to remain alert after observing a high positivity rate in four districts including Amravati. The Amravati district collector ordered the closure of all colleges in the district till February 28, 2021, after spike in coronavirus cases. Later the Amravati Municipal Commissioner too ordered all schools shut until the same duration, except Class 10 and 12.
Meanwhile, the Wardha collector also decided to keep all schools closed in Hinganghat for a week after 76 students including one staff of a private hostel tested positive for the virus.
Maharashtra reported 3,670 new coronavirus cases in February, while Amravati district reported 2,632 cases taking to a total of 20,56,575 COVID-19 cases in Maharashtra, according to the health department.
According to the Collector, organising programmes without permission or inviting more than 50 guests at the wedding have been banned. Also, a ban has been imposed on public rallies, processions, fairs, etc, even for the forthcoming Shiv Jayanti celebrations. Any celebrations will be allowed as per government guidelines.
A total of 2,422 patients recovered in February, taking the overall number of recoveries to 19,72,475 in Maharashtra. The state has 31,474 active cases at present. Maharashtra's recovery rate from the virus is 95.91 percent, while the fatality rate stands at 2.50 percent.