The Maharashtra government had earlier announced that classes 9 to 12 of schools in the state will reopen from November 23, the minister told reporters.
School education minister Varsha Gaikwad made the announcement at a video conference held by Chief Minister Uddhav Thackeray.
Maharashtra has till now reported 15,17,434 coronavirus cases and 40,040 deaths due to the disease.
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Leader of Opposition in the Assembly Devendra Fadnavis, however, questioned the government's move .
BJP leader Ashish Shelar further pointed out that the Union HRD ministry had passed orders cancelling fee hikes at IITs, while the Uttar Pradesh government had done so for schools.