Coronavirus Outbreak: JNU warns students flouting COVID-19 lockdown of disciplinary action
The JNU administration said students have also been 'purposelessly' cycling and walking on the road during the lockdown period.
Jawaharlal Nehru University (JNU) will take disciplinary action against students who violate COVID-19 pandemic guidelines. Through a notice on its website, the premier varsity advised its students to strictly follow the COVID-19 guidelines "in letter and spirit".
JNU noted that students are "openly" flouting the COVID-19 guidelines, even after reminders.
"Even as the essential services providers of JNU have been working tirelessly to meet the requirements of the university community, and ensuring their safety and security, it has been found that some students are openly flouting the COVID-19 guidelines, even after reminders, thereby putting themselves as well as the entire community to serious health risk,” said professor Dhananjay Singh, chief proctor of JNU.
The university also said it has been brought to its notice that students have disregarded requests of shopkeepers and guards to maintain queue while entering shops and milk booths, to keep social distancing and wear face masks.
The JNU administration said students have also been "purposelessly" cycling and walking on the road during the lockdown period.
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