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HRD Minister: Over 600 institutions converted into quarantine centers

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In the view of COVID-19 pandemic, around 600 institutions of higher education including universities, colleges and institutes have had campus buildings and hostels converted into quarantine centers. The centers were made to curb the Corona spread in the country.

The HRD Minister lauded and thanked the institutions across the nation for helping and making way for quarantine or isolation centers.

The central government enforced a nationwide lockdown from March 25, 2020, onwards in order to control the COVID-19 spread in the country which has now entered its fourth phase with certain relaxations in place.

The government, in order to reduce the spread of COVID-19, the people who come in from the different cities and states upon reaching their destinations are required to stay in quarantine centers to stop the spread of the virus.

With the schools shut and the students back home due to the pandemic situation, campuses across the country have been turned into quarantine centres. Several universities which include Jamia Millia Islamia and several others in Assam, hostel residents have been asked to clear their belongings from their rooms. The HRD Ministry in its social media post thanked these institutions for helping out and joining the fight against COVID-19.

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