COVID crisis: IIT Delhi and JNU advise hostel students to return home

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Amid a sharp increase in COVID-19 cases in the state capital, Jawaharlal Nehru University (JNU) notified residents of its shelter on Friday that they would return to their hometown if possible. Delhi posted its biggest jump in a single day on Friday with 19,486 new COVID-19 cases and 141 deaths from the disease, according to data from the Health Ministry.

This is the fifth record daily increase in cases in the state capital in the past six days. According to a report released by the university, there are currently 64 positive cases of COVID-19 on the JNU campus. The university has reported 322 cases and five deaths since the infection broke out last March. JNU said the clutter of inns and restaurants, and the library “may be the super broadcasters.” “The difficulty students and academics face in continuing and completing their academic work is understandable.

Amid increasing cases of COVID-19, the administration of the Indian Institute of Technology Delhi (IIT-D) has written to researchers and students who are not involved in any laboratory work or project, stating that it will be “safer” to continue. “. be there “with your family”.

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“In view of this dire situation, the committee believes that it may be safer if students can go home and be with their families. Therefore, all students who wish to return home can do so here. You can come back as soon as the situation in Delhi improves. Notify your concierge and supervisor prior to departure safe journey. Students are also encouraged during the day to work from home as much as possible, ”said Ashok K Ganguli, Deputy Director of IIT-D (Strategy and Planning).

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