Due to the rapid increase in the Coronavirus case, it has been decided to close the University of Delhi (DU) by 3 May 2021. The university has taken this decision keeping in view the instructions of the Delhi Disaster Management Authority (DDMA).
The DDMA has extended the curfew in Delhi for a week, i.e. on May 3, at 5 am to prevent the epidemic. Keeping this in mind, senior officials of Delhi University have decided to keep DU closed for another seven days.
During this time, classes will be conducted only in online mode. Teachers and non-teaching staff have been ordered to work from home. At the same time, employees have been directed to remain available on the telephone. They can also be called to the university if required. The officers have been allowed to come to the office if they wish.
Earlier, on 19 April, it was decided to shut down Delhi University for 7 days because of increasing cases of coronavirus epidemic. The decision was taken after a meeting held on 19 April.
DU administration had said that as per the order of the Delhi government, there will be a curfew on Monday night from 10 am to 26 April at 5 am. Keeping this in mind, DU has decided that there will be no publication dealing in the university for the next seven days. This order will come into effect from Tuesday. During this time classes were allowed to be run only in online mode.
Moreover, the officials of the University of Delhi stated that the varsity is ready to allocate space if any organization is ready to set up a Covid care center for students and staff on the campus. So far, the university has drive vaccination camps in the south and north campus for its officials and teachers.
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