Universities in Delhi introduce stricter guidelines to control Covid-19 on campuses
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With the increasing coronavirus cases in the national capital, higher education institutions such as Delhi University and the Jawaharlal Nehru University are taking necessary steps to ensure that virus does not spread on their campuses. The DU recently instructed the students to stay at home or at their hostels and avoid any type of physical contact for their academic work, unless something very essential comes up. On the other hand, JNU has instructed that it is mandatory for everyone to wear masks at all times inside the campus.

The DU notified that academic activities and essential works will carry on regularly, while carrying on with security measures such as screening at gates, social distancing, and wearing masks compulsorily. However, entry inside the Faculty of Science, Faculty of Arts, hostels, halls, and so on will be restricted for outsiders.

The Delhi University’s St Stephen’s College recently stated that 13 of its students along with two staff members had tested Covid-19 positive after they returned from a trip to Himachal Pradesh on March. In a response, the college authorities have sealed the inner perimeter of the college.

The JNU issued a circular which stated that it will be mandatory for students, teachers, and staffs to wear face masks across the campus, including hostels, libraries, administrative buildings, and so on. Authorities will allow students and employees in hostels, administrative buildings, school buildings, the BR Ambedkar Central Library, and other buildings only if they are found wearing the mask.

The JNU instructed faculty and staff members to wear face masks at all times so that they can set an example for others with regard to following Covid-19 protocols. It is also mandatory for shopkeepers and canteen staff to wear masks.

As per the circular issued by JNU, any violation y shopkeepers and canteen staffs would attract to closure of shop for two days initially. Further violation will be dealt with strictly as per guidelines set by the government of India. The university has made hand sanitization mandatory at all key points such as schools, special centers, hostels, and the administration building.

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