Coronavirus outbreak: JNU asks students to vacate hostels; university will remain shut till 31 March
JNU said it would remain closed till 31 March with immediate effect
New Delhi: The Jawaharlal Nehru University (JNU) has asked it's students to vacate hostels amid the coronavirus pandemic and said mess facilities would only be available for the next 48 hours.
The directive came after Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal had on Thursday said Lieutenant Governor Anil Baijal had asked all government departments, autonomous bodies and public sector units to segregate activities and suspend non-essential services.
The university said it would remain closed till 31 March with immediate effect.
"All activities in the university, including services in the hostels, schools and administration are hereby suspended till the said date," it said. "Accordingly, all students are required to vacate the hostels."
The JNU administration said all evaluation/examination/class presentation activities had been postponed till 31 March.
The deadlines of thesis submissions of all research scholars will be extended appropriately.
"In order to facilitate the students to leave their hostels for home, mess facilities will be available for next 48 hours. No mess facilities and services will be available from 22 to 31 March," it said.
The research labs in different schools/special centres may also be closed till 31 March wherever possible.
"The inter-hall administration will make essential arrangements for the international students who may not be able to leave for their respective countries," it added.
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