New Delhi: Students residing in the hostels at central universities across India, be it Delhi University tor Aligarh Muslim University, are afraid of going back to their hometowns despite the resumption of trains and buses for the students.
Lack of proper social distancing inside the public transport, the apex risk of exposing their families to the coronavirus, and the guidelines of institutional quarantine are the basic fears holding them back.
Students are being advised by institutions to leave hostels but are scared of traveling amid the Covid-19 pandemic, have even resumed living at the homes of their friends and acquaintances.
Many Central universities have reportedly asked students to leave hostel immediately. Meanwhile,Banaras Hindu University, Jawaharlal Nehru University also sent their guidelines in this regard before the lockdown began in, Aligarh Muslim University and Jamia Millia Islamia also did the same this month, as the central government started special trains to get migrant workers, tourists and students back to their homes.
Similar is the case with all other Central Universities across the country as the students are horrified to travel during the covid-19 crises. Inspite of the efforts laid by the central government the students are not ready to go back homes.
~ ABDUL QADIR