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JNU Issues New Instructions to Prevent the Spread of Covid-19 on Campus | India News


NEW DELHI: In the wake of the increase in Covid-19 cases, Jawaharlal Nehru University on Sunday issued new instructions for students and staff members, including mandatory thermal screening and use of face masks in shelters and within all buildings of the campus.
Delhi recorded 3,567 Covid-19 cases on Saturday and the positive rate continued to rise to 4.48 percent from 4.11 percent a day ago, while 10 more people succumbed to the deadly virus.
The national capital has seen an increase in cases with 3,594 cases reported on Friday, the highest daily count this year, 2,790 cases on Thursday, 1,819 cases on Wednesday and 992 cases on Tuesday, according to official data.
In a circular, Jawaharlal Nehru University (JNU) said face masks will be mandatory for students and employees across campus, including in hostels, libraries, administrative buildings and on roads.
“Students and employees will be able to enter hostels, administrative buildings, school buildings and the Dr. BR Ambedkar Central Library and other buildings and public spaces, including shopping complexes and walk on the road, if they come across the mask,” he said.
JNU instructed faculty and staff members to wear face masks at all times “to set an example” regarding observing Covid-19 protocols.
Merchants and canteen staff have also been instructed to wear face masks.
The circular stated that “any infraction would cause a shop or canteen to be closed for two days initially, and an additional infraction will be dealt with strictly according to the guidelines and regulations of the Government of India, the Government of Delhi and the notification of the University, etc. . “.
Hand disinfection and thermal detection have been made mandatory at all key points, including schools, special centers, shelters, the administration building and the central library, he said.
“Suppliers visiting science schools, the Advanced Instrumentation Research Facility (AIRF), special centers, the administration building and other establishments will not be able to visit the laboratories unless they are authorized by the respective corresponding offices,” it said the circular.
The university may revise the guidelines for reopening if the cases “increase exponentially,” he said.

Times of India