Delhi Higher Education Institutions Gear Up To Curb COVID-19 On Campuses

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New Delhi: The surge in COVID-19 cases has forced higher education institutions here including the Delhi University (DU) and the Jawaharlal Nehru University (JNU) to take remedial measures to curb the spread of the deadly virus on their campuses.

While the DU released guidelines on Saturday advising students to stay at home or their hostels and avoid physical presence for their academic work unless “very essential”, the JNU made it mandatory for all to wear masks at all the times on the campus the very next day, reported news agency PTI.

The DU, via a notice, said that academic and essential activities will be carried out with thermal screening at gates, physical distancing and wearing masks mandatorily. The entry inside the Faculty of Science, Faculty of Arts, hostels and halls among other places have been restricted and the varsity has disallowed outsiders.

The university has also cancelled booking of conference centre and seminar hall for any functions till further notice.

The Delhi University-affiliated St Stephen’s College on Friday said that 13 of its students and two staff members had tested positive for COVID-19 following a tour to Dalhousie in Himachal Pradesh in March last week.

“The outer perimeter of the college may be accessed by those with relevant and regular work after due process at the security counter. Faculty who are scheduled to come to college may defer their coming till a notification informs them of an improvement in the condition,” a notice by St Stephen’s college principal read.

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